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US negotiates to expand alternative ways to export grain from Ukraine

Aug 16, 2023

The United States is looking for alternative ways to export grain from Ukraine after Russia's withdrawal from the Black Sea agreement. Washington is negotiating with Turkey and neighboring countries.

This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to The Wall Street Journal.


US officials confirm that negotiations are ongoing with Turkey, Ukraine and neighboring countries to find alternative routes for grain exports.

According to the plan, by October, Ukraine will start exporting 4 million tons of grain per month via the Danube. Most of the agricultural products will be transported to Romanian ports and from there to other destinations.

According to reports in Washington, the United States is considering all potential options, including military solutions, to protect ships traveling to and from Ukrainian ports on the Danube. However, the US refused to talk about other options. It is also unknown which countries will participate in this.

The publication notes that Ukraine and its allies are preparing for a scenario in which Russia does not return to the grain deal. At the same time, Turkey is trying to bring Moscow back to the agreement.

As a reminder, in July, Russia announced that it was withdrawing from the grain deal due to alleged non-compliance with its terms. At the same time, the Russian army began shelling Ukrainian ports and grain infrastructure in southern Ukraine.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 16/08/2023

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