Bulgarian PM: Talks on transporting Ukrainian grain through Bulgaria to Greek ports

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The grain most affected by blockages in Ukrainian granaries at the beginning of the war. It had to be moved quickly to make space for wheat from the summer harvest.

Sixty-five per cent of the wheat exported through the Black Sea Grain Initiative reached developing countries. Maize was exported almost equally to developed and developing countries.

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The grain deal with Ukraine had facilitated the export of more than 35.2 million tonnes of Ukrainian grain over the past year. 

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP – the largest humanitarian organisation in the world) also shipped wheat from Black Sea ports.

As of July 2023, the programme had bought 80 per cent of its grain stock from Ukraine, up from 50 per cent before the war. More than 725 000 tonnes of wheat left Ukrainian ports to Ethiopia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Djibouti during the implementation of the initiative.

(Photo via the Twitter account of the government of Ukraine)

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