Five questions about the collapse of the Russia-Ukraine grain deal | The war in Ukraine

Five questions about the collapse of the Russia-Ukraine grain deal |  The war in Ukraine


5. What now?

Türkiye is negotiating a grain deal with Russia. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he hoped Putin would come.

Ukraine has been working on alternatives to the grain deal for some time. The country wants to export more grain across the Danube and is expanding the transport capacity required for this. This is more expensive than exporting through the Black Sea, so Ukrainian farmers will get less money for their crops.

The shock to the global food system will be less than that experienced shortly after last year’s invasion. The amount of goods transported under the grain deal had already fallen dramatically before Russia withdrew the deal.

However, blowing up the deal will cause anxiety in poor countries that depend heavily on food imports.

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