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Latvia offers to export Ukrainian grain through its ports

Aug 1, 2023

Latvian Minister of Agriculture Didzis Schmitz said that exporting Ukrainian grain through Latvian ports is not an impossible scenario.

He said this after a meeting with Latvian President Edgars Rinkēvičs, Delfi reports.

According to Schmitz, exporting through the Baltic Corridor is not an easy task, and delivering grain to Latvia will be a challenge for logistics, but it is not impossible.


He noted that the capacities of the Baltic ports allow exporting grain from Ukraine, and the main difficulty is the different widths of the railroad tracks, but the cargo can be quickly transferred from one train to another.

"Of course, we need to do the math on a calculator. It is clear that it will be difficult and expensive, but if there are no other solutions, the corridor through the Baltic States is such a solution," the minister explained.

Author - Olena Madiak, 01/08/2023

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