Ukraine is ready to continue exporting grain to maintain food security
Ukraine remains a reliable partner for the civilized world and is ready to continue gathering and shipping agricultural products to ensure global food security, as reported by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine on Facebook.
In response to Russia’s announcement that it would leave the “Initiative for the safe transit of grain and food items from Ukrainian ports,” the Ministry of Infrastructure has stated its position.
“We would like to emphasize that the implementation of the Initiative is exclusively humanitarian. That is why the Ukrainian side did not stop the corridor, even despite the Russian attacks on July 23 (the day after the signing of the Initiative), on September 23, when the port of Odesa was under attack, as well as recent attacks on the energy sector which cut off power to the port infrastructure.
Since August 1, 2022, when the first ship left the Ukrainian port of Odesa, and to this day, we have managed to export more than 9 million tons of foodstuff, including more than 5 million tons to African and Asian countries. Under the UN World Food Program, 190,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat were exported to countries in need that are on the verge of famine,” the statement reads.