Canadian Foreign Minister Joly announced the country’s readiness to help with the export of grain from the ports of Ukraine
The Government of Canada intends to provide ships for the export of grain from Ukrainian ports. This was announced by the head of the Canadian Foreign Ministry, Melanie Joly, in an interview with the CTV channel.
Joly said Canada wanted to help move grain out of Ukraine’s ports, speaking to reporters following a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in the north German commune of Wangels. In particular, the minister announced Ottawa’s readiness to provide its ships.
“We need to make sure that this grain is delivered around the world. Otherwise, millions of people may face hunger,” she stressed.
On May 6, it became known that 25 million tons of export grain were stuck in Ukraine due to the closure of the Black Sea ports. The head of the UN World Food Program David Beasley called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to open ports to prevent a global catastrophe. At the same time, American leader Joe Biden proposed replacing grain supplies from Ukraine with resources from the United States.