No grain without an international military convoy

Andriy Yermak is cautioned by the Ukrainian business and professional community against making risky concessions in relation to the opening of Ukrainian ports. The grain from Mariupol, Odesa, and the Black Sea was supplied to global markets by dry cargo prior to the heated stage of the war, which Rome started with a full-scale invasion on February 24.

2022-07-13 15:55:22

A meeting between the military delegations of Ukraine and Russia is taking place in Istanbul with the mediation of Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar. UN representatives are present at the meeting, who will persuade Ukraine to agree to the unblocking of large Ukrainian ports and the export of grain. Russia can take advantage of the demining of the Ukrainian coast in order to further capture the south of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian delegation is headed by the head of the Office of President Andriy Yermak. Officials, including Minister of Defense Oleksiy Reznikov and Minister of Regional Affairs Dmytro Kuleba, do not comment on the details of the negotiations.

The Ukrainian military, maritime law experts, and even business interests caution the authorities against agreeing to any unblocking without a multinational military convoy, which will have the authority to fire on any Russian attempts to approach the ships or the country's internationally recognized borders.

Andriy Klymenko, head of Black sea news:

Since 2014, he has been researching international sanctions, analyzing the actions of the countries of the Black Sea basin and global players

Military operations in the Black Sea must be stopped (it is impossible to stop at sea and continue on land...)

  1. Russian forces must be withdrawn from the Kherson region's Black Sea coast.
  2. There is a need for naval convoys with the authority to use force if anyone tries to stop, interfere with, guard against, or search them.
  3. The fairways next to the ports must be cleared because they were swamped with scrap metal.


Tetyana Alaverdova, commercial director of HarvEast, which is one of the largest wheat producers in Eastern Ukraine:

"We completely concur with the position taken by our nation on the supply of grain through significant Ukrainian ports. The backing of a single guarantor nation, which may be Turkey, might not be sufficient to open up the maritime channels for the export of agricultural goods 

from Ukraine. My personal opinion as a citizen of Ukraine is that the security of the transit of merchant ships away from the Ukrainian shore can only be ensured by a stronger military convoy involving multiple nations, such as with the participation of the forces of the United Kingdom of Great Britain".


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