EU ‘working very hard’ to export grain from Ukraine amid food crisis, ambassador says
11 June 2022 | 5:05 am
Amid a growing food crisis sparked by disrupted grain exports from Ukraine and Russia, the EU's ambassador to Ukraine Matti Maasikas told FRANCE 24 that exports by land more than doubled between April and May, from 600,000 tonnes to 1.5 million tonnes.
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