Greece willing to provide ships to export grain from Ukraine

Source:  Sky News

Greece is ready to provide ships to help export grain from Ukraine, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.

Speaking to reporters at the NATO summit in Madrid, Mr Stoltenberg said: “Greece announced that they are ready to make available ships to get the grain out of Ukraine.”

Meanwhile, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said his country “had a special role to play in this effort as it controls the world’s largest merchant fleet”.

“Greece, once again, is offering to help and support any effort made, under the auspices of the United Nations, in order for the grain currently trapped in Ukraine, primarily in Odesa, to leave Ukraine and eventually end up in the countries that need it today,” he said.

Ukraine and the West have accused Russia of blockading Ukrainian ports to prevent exports of grain, contributing to the global food crisis.

However, Russia has denied the accusations and said that Ukraine needs to remove mines from the Black Sea to allow safe navigation.

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