G7: Ukraine minister fears ‘great losses’ in country’s wheat harvest
DPA A general view of the G7 meeting of Agriculture Ministers at Hohenheim Palace. Bernd Weißbrod/dpa
Ukrainian Agriculture Minister Mykola Solsky has voiced his fears of “great losses” in the year’s wheat harvest during talks with his G7 counterparts in the German city of Stuttgart on Friday.
Russia’s war on Ukraine has prompted fears of global food shortages, as the country is one of the world’s most important producers of wheat as well as a major supplier of corn.
“The situation with corn is a bit better,” Solsky noted, before appealing to G7 ministers for support in exporting Ukraine’s grain, with Russia blockading the country’s ports.
The war has led to a massive surge in grain prices, with the impact being felt