Photo by Media Center Ukraine – Odesa: Markiyan Dmytrasevich, Deputy Minister of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine
April 28, 2023, 15:50

Ukraine wants to extend the grain treaty for one year

And also to expand the geography to the ports of the Mykolaiv region. However, the country constantly faces accusations from russia. Markiyan Dmytrasevich, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, told about this at a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine – Odesa.

“”Negotiations are now underway on the terms of validity of the grain corridor. There are proposals from Ukraine to extend the validity of the agreement to the ports of the Mykolaiv region. We also want extend the validity of the treaty for at least one year. This is necessary in order to have confidence and plan your actions and production. But in response to these calls, we constantly receive threats about shortening the term of the grain agreement and claims, we face slander and sabotage from russian side,”  – the official said.

He also added that it is difficult to predict the further success of the grain corridor, because only a few ships pass through the Bosphorus Strait per day due to “sabotage by russian inspectors”. The “grain corridor” itself is operating at a third of its capacity, deputy minister stated.

“Considering the importance of Ukraine in ensuring global food security and the interest of the UN and Turkey in this, we continue negotiations and believe that we will get a successful result,” –  Dmytrasevich emphasized.

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