Posted on August 23, 2023

Russia efforts to paralyze Ukrainian food shipments are succeeding; a third of their crop exports have been wiped out since its Black Sea ports were effectively blocked last month.

This drop marks a significant setback for Ukraine’s economy and global food security, even with a €1-billion effort by the European Union to find alternative routes since the start of Russia’s invasion. The US this week said it’s working with European partners to keep grain exports flowing, relying on rivers like the Danube and other avenues after sea passage has become unsafe.

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