"Blocking is unacceptable": Zelenskyy holds a meeting on agricultural exports. Photo
On Monday, 24 July, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting with members of the government and international experts. The main issue was the export of Ukrainian agricultural products through the territory of European countries.
The head of state announced this in his Telegram. He noted that blocking exports by land after 15 September is unacceptable.
"There is a very important agreement with the European Commission on 15 September - this is the deadline for restrictions on our grain exports, and we believe that the European side will fulfil its obligations on this date, when the temporary restrictions will cease to apply. Any extension of the restrictions is absolutely unacceptable and frankly un-European," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
He noted that Europe has the institutional capacity to act more rationally than to close a border for a particular product.
"We are actively working with everyone to find a solution that is in line with the spirit of our Europe," the President added.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, Ukraine will reduce wheat production by 21% in 2023/2024 compared to the previous year. Ukraine will be able to export 10 million tonnes of wheat compared to 15 million tonnes in the current 2022/23, while corn exports will amount to 16.5 million tonnes compared to 25.5 million tonnes.