The cargo ship Albila, carrying 18,000 tonnes of Ukrainian maize, arrived at a Spanish port in the northwestern country just before dawn on Monday. The novelty is that it was the first Ukrainian grain to cross the sea into northwestern Spain, using a new sea route opened in the Baltic Sea to avoid Russian naval siege of Ukrainian ports.
In a statement to Reuters, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Dmitro Senik confirmed that Ukraine had established two new routes for grain exports via Poland and Romania. The first step to avoiding the global food crisis.
A Ukrainian government official said on Sunday that Kiev was in talks with the Baltic countries to build a third export route, which would allow Ukrainian corn to arrive in Spain on Monday. However, the Ukrainian deputy minister did not say how many grains have been transported so far or how much food will be transported in the future.
“These paths are not perfect because they have narrow paths, but we do everything we can to improve them quickly,” Dimitrov Senik clarified. If confirmed, the solution will help alleviate the problem of global food security, which has been growing since the large-scale Russian invasion halted Ukrainian grain exports across the Black Sea. Widespread shortages began to be felt and food prices soared, especially in the southern hemisphere, as many countries relied on Ukrainian wheat.
Ukraine is the world’s fourth largest exporter of grain. Ukraine currently has about 30 million tons of grain stored, and the government is trying to export it by road, river and rail.
Russia has been blocking maritime exports, blocking Ukrainian ports and sea lanes in the Black Sea, and continuing missile attacks on grain lifters and rail infrastructure.
Oh Site “New Voice of Ukraine” The Kremlin argues that it wants to increase hunger in African countries to create waves of migration to Europe, forcing EU countries to receive more immigrants.
Representatives of the senior Kremlin demanded that in return for lifting the embargo on Ukrainian ports, sanctions on the Russian Federation be lifted or eased. Some countries, such as the United States, have categorically rejected this hypothesis.