October 25, 2022, 13:18

By end of winter, Ukraine’s “borscht index” may increase by 15-20% — Member of Rada’s Agrarian Policy Committee Solomchuk

Ukraine’s “borscht index” may increase by 15-20% by the end of winter, due to the lack of a sufficient number of vegetable storage facilities in Ukraine, which could guarantee long-term storage. Dmytro Solomchuk, Member of Verkhovna Rada and a member of Verkhovna Rada’s Agrarian and Land Policy Committee spoke about this during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine. At the same time, he says that the price of “borscht basket” products will not increase for now.

“The Ukrainians planted much more vegetables this year than in other years. Also, in many regions, the population was provided with free vegetable seeds, so carrots, red beets, and potatoes are in sufficient quantity. There are questions about onions; we used to bring them in from the southern regions. Today, there are not as many onions as we would like, but there are already agreements with many foreign suppliers from neighboring countries. And onions will be imported, there will be plenty of them, it will not greatly affect the price,” — Dmytro Solomchuk said.

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