More than $180 million raised for Zelenskyy’s Grain from Ukraine initiative

29 November 2022, 12:45 PM
More than $180 million have already been raised for the Grain from Ukraine initiative. (Photo:REUTERS/Jonathan Barrett)

More than $180 million have already been raised for the Grain from Ukraine initiative. (Photo:REUTERS/Jonathan Barrett)

“The amount of accumulated funds for our Grain from Ukraine initiative is growing and already exceeds $180 million — it is one of the largest Ukrainian humanitarian initiatives,” he announced.

 “And there will be even more.”

Zelenskyy noted that a number of countries, including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the UK, Greece, Estonia, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Canada, Qatar, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, USA, Turkey, Hungary, Finland, France, Croatia, Czechia, Switzerland, Sweden, the EU, South Korea, Japan, and even NATO and the UN have already announced their contribution to the initiative.

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“I am grateful to everyone who participates, who helps Ukraine implement our formula for peace,” the president said.

“I am sure that it can be fully implemented, in particular, the clause on food security.”

The launch of the Grain from Ukraine program was announced President Zelenskyy during the International Summit on Food Security in Kyiv on Nov. 26.

It is dedicated to the issue of global food security and aims to initiate the delivery of Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea Corridor to developing countries starting Nov. 26, the anniversary of the Holodomor. The government of Ukraine has allocated UAH 900 million ($24 million) for the purchase of corn for developing countries in Asia and Africa, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said that same day, speaking at a summit on food security in Kyiv. Deliveries to Sudan, Yemen, Kenya and Nigeria were mentioned.

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