Ukraine's state-owned railway company Ukrzaliznytsia and Germany's largest rail operator Deutsche Bahn have signed a memorandum of understanding pledging support and cooperation in international freight transport.
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Transatlantic Task Force for Ukraine (TTFU), the organization uniting influential activists, experts, and civil society leaders, has turned to U.S. Congress with an open letter, calling on legislators to speed up the process of approving a new assistance package to Ukraine worth over $11 billion.
On September 20, 2022, the Council of the European Union adopted the decision to provide EUR 5 billion of additional macro-financial assistance to Ukraine.
As part of the ‘grain initiative’, a total of 177 vessels loaded with 4.1 million tonnes of agricultural products have already left the Ukrainian sea ports.
19 September 2022
Between September 12, 2022 and September 18, 2022, Ukraine exported 1.1 million tonnes of agricultural products via the Odesa region’s ports, which is twofold higher compared to the previous week.
Ukraine-based Center for Defense Reforms has presented the report “The main methods of countering sanctions, applied by the Government of the Russian Federation to minimize negative economic consequences.”
Since the Grain Corridor deal was enforced, 23 bulkers carrying a total of 640,000 tonnes of Ukrainian grain have departed from Ukrainian ports to Africa.
In 2022, Ukraine fell short of up to 10 million tonnes of potential crops due to the capture of its territories by Russia.
Farmers have harvested 19.2 million tonnes of wheat this year, which is more than twice the volume of annual domestic consumption.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has discussed the possibility of raising public and private investments in Ukraine with Larry Fink, CEO of the world’s largest investment company BlackRock.
Between February 24, 2022 and September 1, 2022, the total amount of cash expenditures from Ukraine’s state budget general fund reached UAH 1.2 trillion.
On September 19, 2022, six more vessels loaded with Ukrainian-produced agricultural crops left Odesa Region’s ports.
18 September 2022
Swiss lawmaker, member of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee Nicolas Walder, commenting on the issue of selective disconnection of Russian banks from the SWIFT system (as of today, only seven banks have been sanctioned), said that all Russian banks should be subjected to such disconnection, while Russia sanctions in general should be further strengthened.
Eight more vessels have left Ukraine’s Odesa Port, Chornomorsk Port and Pivdennyi Port via the so-called ‘grain corridor’. Two more ships are waiting in line.
17 September 2022
The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has been reconnected to the Ukrainian power grid.
Ukraine's state budget has received the last tranche of $1.5 billion as part of the $4.5 billion aid package from the World Bank's Multi-Donor Trust Fund.
A ship carrying 30,000 tonnes of wheat for the residents of Ethiopia has departed from Ukraine's Black Sea port of Chornomorsk through the "grain corridor."
16 September 2022
FM Kuleba: The only way to ensure nuclear safety in Europe is to return ZNPP under Ukrainian control
In a phone call with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi, Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba emphasized that the only way to ensure nuclear safety in Europe is to return Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) under Ukrainian control.
Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak has held a meeting with the heads of foreign diplomatic missions, dedicated to Ukraine’s accession to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the establishment of an ad hoc criminal tribunal to prosecute the crime of aggression against Ukraine.
A column consisting of 25 trucks of Energoatom National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine has reached the temporarily occupied city of Enerhodar and delivered the most necessary spare parts, chemical agents and diesel fuel to Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP).
President Volodymyr Zelensky has approved the agreement between Ukraine and the European Union on freight transportation by road.
Since the agreement between Ukraine, Turkey, Russia and the UN on the transportation of grain from Ukraine entered into force, 149 vessels with 3.4 million tonnes of agricultural products have left Ukrainian seaports.
On September 16, 2022, five more ships loaded with agricultural crops left the Ukrainian ports via the so-called ‘grain corridor’.
The Conflict Observatory, an American non-governmental organization, has established, through the analysis of satellite imagery, that Ukraine has lost one in six crop storage facilities since the beginning of the Russian invasion.
15 September 2022
The European Union supports the proposal of the IAEA Director General to establish a safety zone around the Zaporizhzhia NPP and also calls for the withdrawal of Russian forces and personnel from the plant and its further transfer to the control of Ukraine.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen discussed the integration of Ukraine into the European Union internal market, the Ukrainian electricity export, and Ukraine’s restoration at a meeting in Kyiv.
EUR 5 billion in macro-financial aid from the European Union will arrive in Ukraine in mid-October.
Since year-start, food prices in Ukraine have increased by an average of 25%, with the largest price hikes recorded for fruits and vegetables.
Ukraine has entered the top three countries in terms of virtual assets’ use.
Mykolaiv ports will be able to join the "grain deal" when the front line moves significantly in favor of Ukrainian forces.