Grain initiative allows 159 ships to depart from Ukrainian ports
Taras Vysotskyi, First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine made this statement at Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.
“Export remains an important topic to ensure transportation of harvested grain. Before the grain initiative, in July, we exported about 3.5 million tonnes. In August, with the opening of the ports, a total of 4.5 million tonnes were exported. Now we can reach 5.5 million tonnes. We are already approaching the pre-war export level of 7-8 million tonnes,” — he said.
Due to the grain initiative, 3.6 million tonnes of food were already exported, of which almost 2 million tonnes were exported in September. 159 ships have already left the ports.
It is expected that the grain stored in the ports will be exported at the end of September or the beginning of October. And a large share of exports will consist of the new crops.
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