Large part of Ukraine grain storage lost

Published: 03/11/2023

Ukraine has lost nearly 15% of its grain storage capacity in the war with Russia, threatening its role as a key food supplier to the world. The US government-backed conflict observatory said Russians have seized 6,24 million tonnes’ worth of food storage capacity, and that another 2,25 million tonnes of capacity in Ukrainian hands had been destroyed.
In total, the war has removed around 8,5 million of Ukraine’s 58-million-tonne storage capacity, threatening the country’s future ability to get crucial supplies of wheat, maize and sunflower oil to the world market, according to the report.
As a result, producers are running out of room to store their output for shipment, which could discourage plantings for the next crop, especially winter wheat, the report said. – France 24