Exclusive: Boris Johnson signals UK’s willingness to demine, help export grain from Ukraine

KIGALI, June 23 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday Britain was willing to assist with demining operations off Ukraine’s southern coast and was considering offering insurance to ships to move millions of tonnes of grain stuck in the country. Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine and blockade of its Black Sea ports … Read more

Biden touts temporary grain silos on Ukraine border to help exports

Ukrainian flag is covered with grains in this picture illustration taken May 9, 2022. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 14 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that temporary silos would be built along the border with Ukraine, including … Read more

Explainer: Why India holds the key to global rice market outlook

MUMBAI / NEW DELHI, June 10 (Reuters) – India’s surprise decision to ban wheat exports has raised concerns about potential curbs on rice exports as well, prompting rice traders to step up purchases and place atypical orders for longer-dated deliveries. Government and trade officials have said India, the world’s biggest exporter of rice, does not … Read more

Kremlin says sanctions must be lifted for Russian grain to reach markets

Grain is loaded on a truck at the Mlybor flour mill facility in Chernihiv region, Ukraine, May 24, 2022. REUTERS / Edgar Su / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 8 (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Western sanctions against Moscow must be lifted before Russian … Read more

Turkey says UN plan for Ukraine grain exports reasonable, Kyiv wary

More talks needed on grain corridor, Cavusoglu says Lavrov says onus on Ukraine to de-mine its ports Global food crisis threatened by halt to Ukraine grain exports ANKARA, June 8 (Reuters) – Turkey’s foreign minister said on Wednesday a United Nations plan to ease a global food crisis by restarting Ukrainian grain exports along a … Read more

Russia says two Ukrainian ports ready to ship grain but Kyiv must demine coast

Russia has seized large parts of Ukraine’s coast Moscow says sanctions, Kyiv to blame lack of grain Ukraine accused Russia of stealing grain supplies Kremlin says grain ships need to be checked for weapons LONDON, June 7 (Reuters) – Russia said on Tuesday that two major Ukrainian ports on the Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčAzov seized by … Read more

Russia’s UN envoy storms out of Ukraine meeting over European statement

Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten is seen on a video screen as she addresses a meeting of the United Nations Security Council about the Russian invasion of Ukraine at UN headquarters in New York City, New York, US, June 6, 2022. REUTERS / Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access … Read more

Putin ready to facilitate unfettered grain exports from Ukraine’s ports – Kremlin

A view of a destroyed warehouse at the Mlybor flour mill facility after it was shelled repeatedly, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Chernihiv region, Ukraine, May 24, 2022. REUTERS / Edgar Su / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia ready to allow grain exports from Ukraine ports Russia … Read more

Russian-controlled Kherson region in Ukraine starts grain exports to Russia – TASS

A military vehicle in a pit is seen, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in the village of Oleksandrivka, Kherson region, Ukraine, in this still image from a social media video reportedly recorded on May 4, 2022 and obtained by Reuters on May 16, 2022. Video recorded with a drone. YouTube / Maverick / via REUTERS … Read more

Ukraine’s embattled farmers running on empty as world faces food crisis

More than 20 million tonnes of grain stuck in silos Farmers waiting weeks for diesel deliveries Ukraine seeks other export routes as ports blocked PARIS / LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – After making it through the spring planting season, sometimes with the help of bulletproof vests and helmets, Ukraine’s farmers are facing another challenge – … Read more