| 2 December 2022, Friday |

Ukraine seeks UN-backed mission to export grain shipments through Black Sea

Ukraine is collaborating with international partners to establish a United Nations-backed mission to restore Black Sea shipping channels and export Ukrainian farm goods, according to foreign ministry spokesperson Oleg Nikolenko.

Russia has taken control of several of Ukraine’s most important seaports, and its military controls critical shipping channels in the Black Sea, impeding Ukrainian supplies and exacerbating the global food crisis.

“We urge nations whose food security may be jeopardized by Russian aggression against Ukraine to utilize their relationships with Moscow to pressure Moscow to relieve the blockade of Ukrainian seaports and cease the war,” Nikolenko said on Facebook.

  • Reuters