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Ukraine's UN representative urges global participation in Grain from Ukraine initiative

Ukraine's UN representative urges global participation in Grain from Ukraine initiative Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the UN Sergii Kyslytsya (center) (Photo: GettyImages)

Ukraine calls on countries around the world to join the Grain from Ukraine initiative, according to Ukrinform.

Artificial famine, just like 90 years ago, remains one of the Kremlin's weapons - this time not only against Ukraine but also against the whole world, including the most vulnerable countries in Africa and Asia, said Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations.

"As a result of Russia's missile terror, about 300 thousand tons of grain have been destroyed in Ukraine. Exports of grain cargoes to Asia, Africa, and Europe have decreased by almost 3 million tons per month," the Permanent Representative said.

Kyslytsya told Security Council members that as of mid-November, Ukraine had harvested almost 76 million tons of grain, including more than 53 million tons of cereals and more than 22 million tons of oilseeds.

"We are ready to continue exporting food to the world market," he stressed.

Ukraine is effectively continuing the implementation of the Black Sea Grain Initiative using alternative routes, the Permanent Representative explained. He stressed that the Danube corridor is the most efficient in terms of grain exports.

Kyslytsya also called on countries to join the "Grain from Ukraine" initiative, which will now include Ukrainian Danube ports.

Export of Ukrainian grain

Grain exports from Ukraine were partially disrupted. Russia withdrew from the grain trade and started shelling Ukrainian grain ports and ships. As a result, Ukraine's grain exports decreased.

Ukraine has developed an alternative route for grain exports that does not require coordination with Russia. Ships transport agricultural products and other goods along the "grain corridor".

Previously, we wrote that a dry port will be created in Zakarpattia to help Ukraine export agricultural products.

It also became known that Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba met with his Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan in Berlin. The ministers discussed grain exports to world markets.