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Ukrainian ports Berdiansk and Mariupol, ready to resume grain shipments

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According to the quoted source, the official transmitted, in the televised statements, that 6,489 Ukrainian soldiers have surrendered to the Russian forces since the beginning of the so-called “special military operation” of Russia, including 126 in the last five days.

Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the country had the capacity to export up to 6 million tons of wheat, barley and corn per month, but exports fell to only 300,000 tons in March and 1.1 million in April, News.ro reports. .

On Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that by the end of the year, the amount of grain destined for export, which had been blocked in Ukraine due to the war, could triple to 75 million tons.

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“Currently, between 20 and 25 million tons of grain are blocked, and in the autumn this amount could increase to 70-75 million tons,” the head of the Ukrainian state told the press.

The agricultural and food sector is responsible for almost 10% of Ukraine’s GDP. Last year, the neighboring country exported $ 28 billion worth of food worldwide, including seven billion euros worth of food to the EU.

In the 2020/2021 season, Ukraine was the fourth largest global exporter of corn and the sixth largest exporter of wheat, according to the International Cereals Council.

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Since the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24, Ukraine has been forced to redirect its grain exports by rail to the western border or to small ports on the Danube.

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