“I am pleased to see how much has been achieved in the year since the launch of the “Grain from Ukraine” program. It demonstrates that Ukraine continues and will continue to feed the world. Lithuania joined this initiative last year, and today we are allocating an additional 2 million euros, which Ukraine will receive by the end of this year,” said Šimonytė.
The prime minister also noted that Russia was trying to use the situation in the Black Sea to hinder the export of Ukrainian grain and achieve the cancellation of sanctions.
“But it won’t work. We are developing alternative grain export routes. We will be ready to increase the transit capacities of our ports for Ukrainian exports which will create another opportunity — a corridor through the Baltic Sea for the export of Ukrainian products, despite Russia’s attempts,” stated Šimonytė.
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