If the ports do not function normally, Ukraine will need up to two years to export grain, Oleg Ustenko, adviser to the President of Ukraine, said
Ukraine could export 60 million tons of grain in eight to nine months with the normal functioning of the ports, Oleg Ustenko, economic adviser to the President of Ukraine, said.
“If the ports were now unblocked and we would say that we need to transport 60 million tons of grain … then we would transport 60 million tons of grain in eight to nine months,”— Ustenko is quoted by Reuters.
According to him, taking into account Russia's actions in the Black Sea, it will not be possible to do this in such a time frame. In case the ports do not work properly, Ukraine will need from 20 to 24 months for transportation.
Ustenko also said that Ukraine could earn $10 billion by selling 20 million tons of grain in silos (storage capacity) and 40 million tons of new crop.
Since the beginning of the military operation, Kyiv and Western countries accused Moscow of obstructing the export of Ukrainian grain. Russia, in response, stated that it does not interfere with the export of grain, indicating that the Ukrainian military mined the exits from the ports. As a result, according to various estimates, from 4.5 million to 20 million tons of wheat and corn accumulated there.
On July 15, the delegations of Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the UN held a meeting on the export of grain. On July 22, Russia and Ukraine signed separately an agreement with Turkey on the export of grain from three Ukrainian ports— Odessa, Chernomorsk and Yuzhny. As Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu explained, Ukrainian ships for the export of grain will be inspected at the entrance and exit in order to prevent the transport of weapons and ammunition, as well as to avoid provocations.
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