About 270,000 t of grain destroyed in Ukrainian ports due to Russian shelling – expert

About 270,000 tonnes of grain were destroyed in the Danube and Odesa seaports as a result of Russian shelling.

Denys Marchuk, deputy head of Ukrainian Agrarian Council, stated this during a briefing at Ukrinform.

“After the termination of the grain initiative, there were over 8 attacks on the port infrastructure of Odesa and the Danube, which led to the loss of about 270,000 tonnes of grain that was contracted and was supposed to go to foreign markets,” he said.

Marchuk noted that Ukraine can export up to 2 million tonnes of agricultural products per month through the Danube seaports. The capacity of the ports can potentially be increased to 3 million tonnes per month.