Alternative food export routes from Ukraine will reduce global famine risk- military expert
Pavlo Lakiychuk, Head of Security Programs at the Strategy XXI Centre for Global Studies is convinced that alternative food export routes from Ukraine will partially solve the current problems both for Ukraine and the world, but adds that these are only half measures.
He expressed this opinion on the air of Espreso.
"Certainly the best way to unblock grain exports is to unlock our ports in the Odesa region. However, the Western partners, realising that the situation with the Russians isn’t that easy to solve, offer a number of alternatives. These include exporting grain through the Danube ports… Izmail, Vylkove, which are used to export goods to Romania, although Russia is trying to stop them there. And recently the first bulk carrier with Ukrainian corn arrived in Western Europe and Spain from Polish ports, which means there’s a working Ukraine-Poland railway export infrastructure. Aside from that other export routes are being reviewed, such as the ones through Germany or the territories of the Baltic States," Lakiychuk said.
The expert added that these alternative food exports will partly solve the problem for Ukraine and the world.
"Unfortunately, these are only half-measures. It is what it is," he said.