Ukraine tries to get grain out despite attack


Deutsche Welle reports: Ukraine says it will push ahead with efforts to export its grain, despite a Russian missile attack on the port of Odesa at the weekend. Russia claims it was targeting a military vessel and arms supplied by western countries.

Saturday’s attack came hours after a deal was struck between Russia and Ukraine to allow the resumption of Ukrainian grain exports. The deal is an attempt to alleviate a global supply crisis.

The concern over global food inflation is far from over. Global wheat prices jumped by 3 percent at the start of the week, following the attack on Odesa.

Wheat prices dropped 6% on Friday, to levels not seen since the Russian invasion. But the weekend’s bombing provided a reality check, showing that getting shipments out of Ukraine may not be as simple as once hoped.

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