Where does Ukrainian grain go?

Updated Sep 9, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin claims that the majority of grain exported by ship goes to Europe to the detriment of poor countries, immediately causing a jump in prices on the European market.
These statements are clearly nuanced by the count of the Joint Coordination Center (CCC) in Istanbul, which supervises the maritime corridor opened on August 1 and whose data, communicated to AFP, indicate that 36% of Ukrainian exports were destined for European countries – not the majority. "Almost all grain exported from Ukraine is sent not to developing and poorer countries, but to European Union countries," Putin blasted Sept. 7 at an economic forum in Vladivostok. (Russian Far East). "Deceit", "colonialist" attitude of Western countries: the Russian leader's criticisms directly question the agreement signed at the end of July with kyiv, under Turkish sponsorship and under the aegis of the UN. Wrung out after weeks of discussions to avoid the worst-case scenario - "famine hurricanes" feared by the United Nations in Africa -, this agreement has made it possible to open a maritime corridor for agricultural exports from three Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea, for a period of 120 ...
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