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Source: Ukraine exports wheat to Europe, despite the risk of a grain shortage

Wheat harvest. Archive photoKHERSON, May 18.Under pressure from the European Union, Ukraine is exporting wheat reserves from storage facilities in the port of Odessa by alternative routes, despite the threat of a grain shortage at home, a former employee of the Odessa sea harbor told RIA Novosti. The EU has developed an alternative route through the ports of Reni and Izmail, from where they go further along the Danube. This is despite the real threat of a shortage of wheat within Ukraine itself. Considering that this year there is a real prospect of disrupting the harvest,” the source said. , until February 24, there were more than 200 thousand tons of wheat in the port of Odessa. In total, grain is transshipped at three terminals with a capacity of 250,000, 110,000 and 200,000 tons. “In addition to wheat, containers with goods, which were more than 10,000, were actively exported from the second half of April. In March, the Kyiv authorities instructed to withdraw all food supplies , which were located in the sea trading port,” he added.”Piglets from the European Union”: Volodin appreciated the idea to export grain from UkraineThe agency's interlocutor noted that the owners of the goods and criminal elements took advantage of the situation. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal, citing diplomatic sources, reported that the UN Secretary General is asking Moscow not to interfere with the export of grain from the Black Sea ports of Ukraine, and in return promises to help ease sanctions that limit the supply of fertilizers from Russia and Belarus. According to the publication, Turkey expressed its readiness to take on the task of searching for and neutralizing sea mines and managing ships with grain. Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the idea of ​​exporting Ukrainian grain in exchange for easing sanctions, previously recalled that Ukraine had mined ports, which is dangerous for shipping. He also confirmed that the issue was raised at Putin's recent meeting with UN Secretary General António Guterres. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Pankin told RIA Novosti that the issue of supplying Russian potash fertilizers and exporting Ukrainian grain is being discussed, but not through the UN.Poland will help Ukraine transport grain for export


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