Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky confirmed that there are talks with the United Nations on ways to export Ukrainian grain, according to Russia today.
The Ukrainian president said: “Indeed, we are now holding talks with the United Nations, with the participation of our representatives responsible for the security of the exit of grain from our ports, and we are working directly with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.”
He made it clear that an important point is to ensure the security of ships from countries which will come to load them with some agricultural products.
The Ukrainian president pointed out that the United Nations is apparently ready to take the lead in this process, explaining that Ukraine is working on various other ways to export grain, and is increasing exports daily.
“Noteworthy, Ukraine’s Grain exports have dropped by 43% to 1.41 million tonnes in June, as a result of Russian war,” the agriculture ministry said on Friday.
Earlier, the Ukrainian authorities reported that at least 17 people were killed and others wounded in Russian missile strikes targeting a residential building and a recreational facility in the “Odessa” region.
In a statement, the Ukrainian emergency services said that 14 people were killed and 30 injured after a missile hit a nine-storey building in the town of “Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi” in the “Odessa” region.
In a related context, the emergency services added that another missile targeted a recreation center in the “Belgorod-Dniester” region, killing at least 3 people, including a child, and wounding another person.