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Mykhailo Podolyak: Ukraine can unblock the Black Sea on its own if receives MLRS systems and other heavy weapons


Mikhail Podolyak, the adviser to the head of the Presidential Office, stressed that Ukraine could, by military means, unblock the seaports that export Ukrainian grain, and thereby prevent a food crisis in the world. He wrote it in Twitter.

Podolyak drew attention to the publication of The Economist, which discussed the need for peace to agree with Ukraine and Russia on international food convoys in the Black Sea.

He, in turn, stressed that the de-blockade of the sea is possible, but for this, the Armed Forces of Ukraine need appropriate weapons.

Bargain with a country that has taken hundreds of millions of people hostage? We have a better idea: the world should agree on transferring MLRS systems and other necessary heavy weapons to Ukraine to unlock the Black Sea. Then we will do everything ourselves

Mikhail Podolyak

Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky also expressed confidence in opening ports by military means:

“22 million tons are blocked today, and the Russians are still constantly stealing and exporting it somewhere … We need to unblock these routes because there will be a crisis in the world. You can unlock it in different ways, and one of the ways is the military. Therefore, we turn to partners with such requests regarding the appropriate weapons.”