White House Named Most Likely Way of Export of Ukrainian Grain

Friday, 21 July 2023

The United States and its allies will assist Ukraine in transporting grain through land routes despite Russia's attempts to block its maritime supply.

According to John Kirby, the Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the US National Security Council, in an interview with Voice of America, it is probable that grain from Ukraine will be exported through overland routes, and he mentioned that "we have done this before, including during the grain deal."

Kirby acknowledged that this method is not as efficient as maritime transportation since it won't allow for the same quantity of grain to be exported. Nevertheless, he assured that Washington understands this and will not abandon efforts to find solutions.

Kirby referred to the "grain deal" that Russia disrupted, stating that it was beneficial for all parties involved, including Russian farmers, and also beneficial for developing countries facing food problems.

Earlier, US Ambassador Bridget Brink reassured that the United States would continue to seek ways to deliver Ukrainian grain to the world.

On July 17th, Russia announced the termination of the "grain deal" and threatened "risks" to any parties attempting to continue the initiative without Russia's involvement.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba believes that a complete end to the Russian maritime blockade of Ukrainian ports will become possible once Ukraine receives its first squadrons of F-16 aircraft.

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