On June12, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Senik said that Ukraine is making full efforts to develop food export channels to save the global food crisis.
In an interview with Reuters reporter on the sidelines of the Asia Security Summit in Singapore, Senik said that Ukraine has established two channels for exporting grains from Poland and Romania, although these channels are not very well, but Ukraine is doing the best to improve them to avoid a global food crisis. “We are currently discussing with the Baltic States to increase the 3rd channel of gains export.” Senik added.
It’s reported almost all main grain export ports were blocked by Russian forces after the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Even a large granary in the southern port city of Mykolaiv, also known as Nikolayev, was blown up directly, containing 300,000 tons of wheat, corn, and other grain. In response, Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, recently warned that what Russia has done may cause an unprecedented global wave of famine and poverty.
Ukraine is the world’s fourth-largest exporter of grains and is known as the “breadbasket of Europe”. About 30 million tons of grains are stored in areas controlled by Ukraine, and if exported successfully, it could temporarily ease the global food crisis.