Ukraine increases grain exports by 50% every month amid sea blockade
To address the global food crisis caused by Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian seaports, Ukraine is increasing its grain exports across its western borders by 50 percent every month.
That’s according to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, referring to Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov, Ukrinform reports.
The Infrastructure Ministry stated that amid the ongoing blockade of Ukrainian seaports, they are working daily to launch land routes for agricultural exports, in particular through the western borders of Ukraine – with Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova.
“We are doing everything possible and the dynamics are really positive at the moment. Every month, we raise the volume of grain exports across the western borders by almost 50%. Were it not for the fact that last year’s crops needed to be exported urgently, we could in a few months reach the normal average monthly volume that we had before through our ports,” the head of the department stressed.
As reported earlier, as a result of hostilities, more than 20 million tonnes of Ukrainian grain remain stuck in Ukrainian seaports. Part of this volume was intended for exports under the UN World Food Program. As a result, a number of vulnerable nations are now facing the threat of famine.