An important goal for Ukraine is to ensure the regularity of grain supplies for export.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said this in his video address, Ukrinform reports.
“Our goal now is to have regularity: so that when one ship leaves the port, there are other ships as well - both those loading and those approaching the port. Continuity and regularity is the necessary principle. All consumers of our agricultural products need it,” the head of state said.
He stressed that resuming agrarian exports is a matter of food security for Ukraine as well.
“Export this year is needed so that our farmers and agricultural companies have sufficient resources for next year's sowing. This is a matter of food security for our country as well - we are now ensuring next year,” Zelensky said.
The president noted that Russia uses food supply as a weapon to provoke a food crisis, just as it is already doing with gas and crude oil to provoke social unrest, it demands political concessions.
“It should not work with food. Of course, we understand who we are dealing with. And in Russia, they understand that they are losing one of the opportunities to terrorize the world. But when the world is united, when partners fulfill their commitments, the necessary result can be achieved. Let's see how the grain initiative will work in the coming days,” Zelensky said.