Ukraine's agricultural exports could increase from o

Ukraine’s agricultural exports could increase from o

The vice president of the Ukrainian Agrarian Council recently reported that Ukraine’s agricultural exports are likely to increase to around four million tons in August from three million tons in July. According to the official, this is due to the agreement that allowed the unblocking of Ukrainian ports and the departure of the first ships to transport grain.

In this sense, Denys Marchuk also explained that farmers in Ukraine are still facing a shortage of funds and a third of them will not participate towards the end of this month in sowing winter wheat.

Ukraine’s Ministry of Agriculture reported last week that Ukraine’s grain exports in the 2022/2023 season saw an annual decline of 51.6 percent to 2.99 million tons, according to data up to Aug. 19 and obtained by Reuters. com

In the 2021/2022 season, which ended on 30 June 2022, exports rose by 8.5% to 48.5 million tonnes, thanks to major deliveries recorded before 24 February.

This year, the Government in Kyiv expects at least 50 million tons of grain to be harvested, compared to the record level of 86 million tons of grain in 2021.

Cruel warning for Ukraine

In other news, the United States of America (USA) has information that Russia is planning to launch new attacks against civilian infrastructure and government facilities in Ukraine soon, a US official said on Monday.

Thus, “We have information that Russia is intensifying its efforts to launch strikes against civilian infrastructure and government facilities in Ukraine in the coming days. Given Russia’s track record in Ukraine, we are concerned about the continued threat posed by Russian strikes on civilians and civilian infrastructure,” the official said.

Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, has banned public celebrations commemorating independence from Soviet rule, citing an increased threat of attack from Russia.

The Ukrainian capital “bans any type of mass gatherings, while the city’s military administrator orders security forces to be ready to respond to any type of incident, such as rocket attacks and bombings.”

The ban came after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Moscow could try “something particularly nasty” in the run-up to the 31st anniversary of independence on Wednesday, which also marks half a year since the invasion Russia.

Kiev is far from the front line and has only been hit by Russian missiles infrequently since Ukrainian troops repelled a Russian ground offensive to capture the capital in March.