Volodímir Zelenski, satisfied with the agreement to see possible to avoid a global catastrophe and famine

  • The Ukrainian president highlighted the importance of what has been achieved, which he considers a sign that his country will be able to survive the war

Volodimir Zelensky, satisfied with the agreement as he sees it possible to avoid a global catastrophe and famine

The Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenski, said: His satisfaction with the agreement reached this Friday in Istanbul, since He unblocked the export of grain from the country, stranded in the ports due to the war, and said that he will allow the export of grain. avoid a global catastrophe and famine.

In his address Through social networks tonight, Zelensky indicated Around 20 million tons of last year's harvest and also this year's harvest will be able to be exported. “These are income from farmers, from the entire agricultural sector and from the national budget. These are jobs,” he said.

The agreement was reached in Istanbul between the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu,and the head of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kubrakov, before the eyes of the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, and the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

There is a possibility of reducing the seriousness of the food crisis caused by Russia“, he stressed. Zelensky.

“It is possible to avoid a global catastrophe, a famine that could lead to political chaos in many countries of the world, in particular in the countries that help us,” he continued. The Ukrainian president, to add that this was another demonstration “that Ukraine is capable of surviving in this war“.

The agreement reached this Friday will allow export from three Ukrainian ports -Odessa, Pivdennyi and Chornomorsk- about 22 million tons of wheat, corn and other grains stored in silos, which could not be sold due to the Russian naval blockade.

Russia and Ukraine are world grain exporters; together they sell a third of the world's supply of wheat.

This is the first major agreement between the two countries in conflict since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24 and with it the It hopes to alleviate a crisis forged by the Russian naval blockade of Ukraine and Western sanctions on Russia, which have also pushed up the price of fertilizers and energy.


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