Lending A Hand: How U.S. is working to help Ukraine get commodities out
It has been one month since Russia pulled its involvement in the Black Sea Grain Deal, leaving Ukraine with few options to get commodities out of the area. Other countries have been working to get grains moving since then and the U.S. is joining in.
U.S. leaders are in talks with Turkey to increase the use of alternative routes. It would allow Ukraine to export 4 million tons of grain a month through the Danube River by October. The goods would travel to nearby ports in Romania, and from there, shipped to other destinations. However, the plan would be slower and more expensive.
Just this week, the Defense Ministry in Ukraine says Russian drones attacked another grain facility in the Odesa Region. This was the latest of many since the agreement expired.