The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in his online speech at the Second Parliamentary Summit of the International Crimea Platform, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“Ukraine has been able to restore the Black Sea to its role as a secure artery critical to global food stability. Without our agricultural exports, the price crisis in the food market and social chaos become a threat to dozens of different nations from the western coast of Africa to Bangladesh, to Indonesia. This is a cornerstone: when Ukrainian food exports disappear, the entire global food market is disrupted,” Zelensky said.
Initially, together with the UN and Türkiye, Ukraine launched the Black Sea Grain Initiative. Later, the Grain from Ukraine humanitarian initiative was established.
“When Russia decided to destroy this architecture of food security, we launched new temporary export routes from our seaports in addition to our exports through the Danube port region and the Solidarity Lanes by land. Since the start of the new export corridor in the Black Sea, nearly 50 vessels have loaded, and more than 50 are expected to arrive soon,” the President of Ukraine stressed.
A reminder that Ukraine has shipped about 700,000 tonnes of grain, mainly to European and African countries, since the new temporary export route was established.
Photo: Office of the President of Ukraine