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Ukraine launches ‘Grain from Ukraine’ program to support Africa's countries
The program was symbolically launched on the anniversary of the Holodomor, the articifical famine organized by the Soviet authorities, which killed millions of Ukrainians in 1932-1933. Ukraine considers Holodomor an act of genocide of Ukrainians, and has been fighting for it to be recognized as such globally.
Explainer: What’s up with the ‘grain deal’ and Russia?
On Nov. 2, Russia announced it would continue its participation in the deal that allows grain shipments from Ukraine via the Black Sea, ending several days of turmoil when the vital deal was hanging by a thread. The grain exports crisis started with Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which
Russia says it 'suspends participation' in grain deal with Ukraine
It's supposedly suspending the deal over a drone attack on the Russian-occupied port city of Sevastopol, for which Russia blames Ukraine.
Ukrainian grain freed as first ship crosses Black Sea
ODESA — After two days of a closely-watched and perilous route from the mine-ridden Odesa port, the Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni ship arrived in Istanbul on Aug. 3. The vessel carrying Ukrainian grain was the first ship to leave the city since Russia began its sea blockade in February. The ship’s
Zelensky visits port in Odesa Oblast, says Ukraine ready to export grain
President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 29 visited the Chornomorsk seaport in Odesa Oblast, where Ukrainian grain is now being loaded for export for the first time since Russia's full-scale invasion began on Feb. 24.
Ukraine, Russia achieve ‘some progress’ in grain blockade negotiations
Delegations from Ukraine, Russia and Turkey met with United Nations representatives in Istanbul on July 13 for the first time to discuss the safe export of grain, as Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports persists and fears of a global food crisis continue to mount. After much anticipation, Turkey’s
Olga Bondarenko: Even marginal decline in grain exports from Ukraine will rattle global food security
News on potential disruption in grain exports from the Black Sea region, primarily from Ukraine, due to the full-scale military aggression of Russia against Ukraine, caused a significant price spike and raised concerns about global food security. Reduced grain supply from Ukraine will generate inflationary pressures, elevating the global price
Ukraine boasts biggest harvest since independence
Ukraine harvested 106 million tons of cereals, legumes, and oilseeds in 2021 thanks to favorable weather conditions. It is the biggest harvest the country’s ever had since its independence in 1991, according to Roman Leshchenko, the minister of agriculture. The record harvest included more than 84 million tons of