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The Ukrainian grain corridor is now six months old

Feb 11, 2024

More than 22 million tons of cargo of various types have been exported through the Black Sea since the start of the temporary corridor. More than 700 vessels have used it since August.


This was reported by RBC-Ukraine regarding a statement by Oleksandr Kubrakov, Minister of Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine.

"More than 22 million tons in six months is not the limit. Modernization of both the ports themselves and the related infrastructure - the road and rail network - with a proper security component will increase the volume by at least a quarter," Kubrakov said.

He also noted that the transshipment comes from three ports of Greater Odesa - Chornomorsk, Odesa, and Pivdennyi.

"At night they were attacked by Russian drones again. Unfortunately, we have damaged the transshipment infrastructure and destroyed grain," the minister said.

In total, according to the Minister, since July 18 (the last day of the grain corridor's operation - ed.), almost 200 port infrastructure facilities have been damaged as a result of Russian attacks on Ukrainian seaports, and more than 26 civilians have been injured.

"At the same time, port workers are recovering quite quickly. Today I saw it with my own eyes. Moreover, they are increasing transshipment volumes every day. We discussed this, as well as the prospects for their operation, at meetings in three key ports of Ukraine," said Kubrakov.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 11/02/2024

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