The Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky, has assured that Ukraine “is making an effort to develop various grain export routes” within the face of the Russian blockade of the Black Sea ports.
“We’re doing every little thing potential in order that Ukraine continues to be a guarantor of meals safety,” Zelenski stated in his speech this Friday night time, during which he additionally identified the necessity for the nation’s inhabitants to “entry the markets world”.
The chief of the Ukrainian Government has communicated throughout his speech that it is a matter that he has already addressed with the heads of the Military, with the intelligence service and the Navy, in addition to with authorities representatives.
Russia in mid-July withdrew its safety ensures for Ukrainian grain exports by means of the Black Sea. Moscow then tried to destroy the infrastructure for these exports with air strikes on ports akin to Odessa. These assaults additionally affected the Ukrainian ports on the Danube, by means of which an alternate route runs.
Transporting grain, corn, fertilizer and different agricultural merchandise by rail or truck is extra complicated and costly than delivery.