Over 60% of Ukrainian agricultural products are exported to African and Asian countries.
In two months of work “grain corridor” 33 ships with Ukrainian food were sent to African countries.
This was reported by the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Yuriy Vaskov ether information telethon.
“In two months, 33 ships (with agricultural products – UNIAN) were exported to African countries. These are countries such as Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya,” he said.
In addition, 113 ships left for Asian countries and 95 for European countries.
Vaskov added that in this way more than 60% of Ukrainian agricultural products are exported to African and Asian countries.
The war in Ukraine and the grain corridor:
On July 22, an agreement on the unblocking of Ukrainian ports was signed in Istanbul (Turkey). “Odesa”, “Chornomorsk” and “Pivdenny” for the export of grain and other agricultural products. Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov and Minister of Defense of Russia Serhiy Shoigu signed separate identical agreements with the UN and Turkey.
On August 1, the first ship with Ukrainian food left Odesa since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. A few days later, vessels with agricultural products left the ports of Chornomorsk and Pivdenny. They went to the countries of Asia, Europe and Africa.
On September 20, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine reported that since the departure of the first ship during the full-scale war with Ukrainian food 4.1 million tons of agricultural products have already been exported through the “grain corridor”..
On September 21, 2022, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken called to extend the Agreement on the transit of Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea, the term of which expires in mid-November.
On September 28, President Volodymyr Zelenskyi said that Russia is preparing the ground to try to disrupt agreements on the export of agricultural products. The President emphasized that Ukraine informs its partners about this issue.
On September 29, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy stated that they do not rule it out closing the grain corridor.