President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned on Sunday that this year’s harvest in Ukraine under threat from Russian invasion. He announced this on his social networks.
According to United24, cited by President Zelensky, Ukraine is the second largest grain supplier to the European Union. Last year, Ukrainian farmers produced about 80 million tons of grain. This year, United24 estimates that they have managed to harvest less than half of their harvest.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy also assured that the main goal of Ukraine is to prevent a global food crisis caused by the Russian invasion. He noted that Ukrainian grain is exported by alternative routes – road, rail and through the ports of neighboring countries.
Ukrainian harvest this year is under the threat to be twice less. Our main goal is to prevent the global food crisis caused by Russian invasion. Still grains find a way to be delivered alternatively. Watch a new episode of @United24media “Yep, this is Ukraine”: https://t.co/JvaqQcnXb3 pic.twitter.com/hBxuvjlFWc
— Volodymyr Zelensky (@ZelenskyyUa) July 31, 2022
Earlier, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal predicted that this year the harvest of grain and oilseeds in Ukraine would be 70 percent.
The Ministry of Agrarian Policy assured that the volume of the harvest of wheat, buckwheat, corn, barley, oats, rye and other crops fully cover the needs of domestic consumption Ukraine.
Last week, Russia promised Turkey and the UN unblock Ukrainian ports. The Turkish side reported that the first batch of Ukrainian grain to Turkey may leaves tomorrow.
The Russian invasion opened a “second front” for the farmers. About how farmers fight for their own crops. Harvest that will become the basis for Ukraine’s food security and the key to the failure of the Kremlin’s plan for global “hunger games” – read the article Peter Burkovsky and Andrey Sukharin Lend-Lease for Farmers: How Ukraine Can Knock the Kremlin Out of the Hunger Games