The UN said that despite the importance of unblocking the export of Ukrainian grain using the Bystré estuary canal, it is only possible to prevent world hunger by blockading Ukraine's Black Sea ports. The UN humanitarian coordinator Martin Griffiths said this.
Griffiths wrote on his Twitter that resumption of Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea - Danube channel is not enough.
"As food insecurity around the world becomes more and more evident, opening the Black Sea route is our best option for overcoming global hunger. The world cannot wait," he commented.
Encouraged by reports that exports of Ukrainian grains through the Black Sea-Danube canal have resumed. But this is not enough. As food insecurity mounts around the world, opening the Black Sea route is our best bet to mitigate global hunger.— Martin Griffiths (@UNReliefChief) July 10, 2022
The world can’t wait.
As a reminder, after the Ukrainian military liberated the Zmiinyi Island in Odesa Oblast from the occupants, navigation on the Danube-Black Sea channel was resumed. The Russian military fleet is blocking sea routes to Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea coast, making it impossible to safely transport grain to other countries.