The United States is working with European allies to remove blocked Ukrainian grain by rail. To do this, they are going to build granaries on the border of Ukraine.
This was stated by US President Joe Biden.
According to him, 20 million tons of grain are blocked in Ukraine, and it must be exported to reduce global food prices. However, he noted that grain cannot be exported by the Black Sea, as it will be blown up in the water.
"We have a plan: to take it through other countries by rail. But Ukraine has a system of railways similar to Russia — the track width is different from the track in Europe, so we will build temporary elevators on the border of Ukraine. With Poland including. In this way, we will be able to transport grain from Ukrainian cars to granaries, European cars and further into the ocean, "Biden said.
- On June 13, a Ukrainian ship with 18,000 tons of corn arrived at the port of La Coruna in Spain. This is the first batch of Ukrainian grain products to reach northwestern Spain by a "new sea route" across the Baltic Sea.
- The Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba stated that Ukraine is ready to create the necessary conditions for the resumption of exports from the port of Odessa.
- President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that weapons are the best security guarantee for Ukrainian ports to unblock grain exports.
- Turkey and Russia have agreed on a "road map" on how to safely export Ukrainian grain and unblock the port in Odessa. However, Ukraine still doubts whether to agree to it.