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The export potential of Ukrainian ports has decreased by 40%

14 Oct, 2023
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The export potential of Ukrainian ports has decreased by 40%

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Since Russia exited the "grain agreement," they have conducted 17 mass attacks, leading to a 40% reduction in the export potential of ports.

This information was shared by Vice Prime Minister for Community and Territory Development and Infrastructure of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kubrakov, during the visit of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, to Odessa.

Kubrakov noted that these 17 mass attacks have resulted in a 40% decrease in the export potential of ports and the destruction of nearly 300,000 tons of grain. He characterized these actions by Russia as an attempt to exacerbate the food crisis in countries that rely on Ukrainian products.

 

 

According to him, Russia is posing threats to navigation in the Black Sea. However, Ukrainian forces have the capacity to respond effectively to the occupiers. Consequently, the Ukrainian side has managed to create a temporary corridor for civilian ships to operate.

"As of today, 21 vessels have already utilized this corridor for exports, and 25 vessels have entered the ports for loading. We continue to work on expanding the corridor, and this is our responsibility for global food security," emphasized Kubrakov.

Kubrakov further added that the "grain agreement" provided the world with the opportunity to obtain nearly 33 million tons of food, with 60% of it going to African and Asian countries. Despite this significant contribution, the world's need for food is much greater. Ukraine could have supplied at least 57 million tons if it were not for the constraints imposed by Russia on the grain corridor.

The Odessa Journal

The Odessa Journal

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