The European Commission (EC) on Friday launched a platform to establish business contacts between Ukrainian and EU entrepreneurs, which is intended to help Ukrainian grain exports.
The war-torn country has been unable to export some 22 million tonnes of grain stored in silos due to Russia’s ongoing blockade of Black Sea ports.
“Millions of tonnes of grain are stuck in Ukraine and we need to join forces across sectors and borders to transport them: companies looking for ways to support Ukrainian exports, companies offering transport or storage solutions, and Ukrainian grain traders looking for logistics partners,” EU Transport Commissioner Adina Valean stated.
“Our contact platform will help create new partnerships. I look forward to seeing them in action - every tonne of grain counts,” she stressed.
Russia's invasion blocked millions of tonnes of grain in Ukraine. We need to join forces across sectors and borders to get them moving.— European Commission 🇪🇺 (@EU_Commission) June 3, 2022
We launched an 🇪🇺-🇺🇦 business matchmaking platform to support Ukrainian exports and avoid threats to global food security.#StandWithUkraine
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'The Ukrainian flag symbolises the most common Ukrainian landscape: a yellow field of grain under a blue sky.— European Commission 🇪🇺 (@EU_Commission) June 2, 2022
It is atrocious to see that deliberately Putin is blocking the wheat supply of the world.'
President @vonderleyen at #GLOBSEC2022#FoodSecurity pic.twitter.com/KFreUbsRMY