Ukraine has practically reached pre-war grain export figures – Kubrakov
Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov declares that Ukraine has almost reached the pre-war grain export performance.
“For these two months, more than 5.5 million tons of agricultural products have been exported – we are talking about only three ports that work within the framework of the grain initiative. About 250 ships to different countries. 4 ships were poisoned as part of the world food program to the poorest countries in Africa. The corridor works and has already proven its effectiveness. Almost 4 million tons were exported in September. We have almost reached the numbers we had before the war,” he said on the air of the national telethon.
“I am sure that even this month (we will restore the pace of grain export – ed). If we take the results of September, almost 4 million tons passed through the three ports of Odessa. There is also the Danube (let’s count), a railway and trucks. I think we will definitely have about 6 million tons of agricultural exports per month. These are the approximate numbers we had before the war,” the minister added.
According to Kubrakov, manufacturers have already practically freed their warehouses from agricultural products that were accumulating through Ukrainian ports.
“They practically fired. We are already talking about a new harvest, which is being harvested and exported,” he said.
On July 22, representatives of Ukraine and Russia signed separate mirror agreements with the UN and Turkey aimed at unblocking grain exports from Ukraine amid the global food crisis caused by Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukrainian territory.
According to the data of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine as of September 21, during the period of the “grain initiative”, 185 ships with agricultural products, which were sent to the countries of Asia, Europe and Africa, left Ukrainian ports.
On September 21, world organizations reported that thanks to the joint efforts of the UN Global Crisis Group and the Black Sea Grain Initiative, more than 3 million tons of grain and food products have already been exported from Ukraine through the Joint Coordination Center.
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