UK ‘not to send warships to Black Sea’ to escort Ukrainian grain shipments

24 May, 06:11 PM
The blockade of Ukrainian ports by Russian warships threatens a global food crisis (Photo:Odesa seaport)

The blockade of Ukrainian ports by Russian warships threatens a global food crisis (Photo:Odesa seaport)

The UK authorities will not send warships to the Black Sea to escort Ukrainian grain ships from the Russian port of Odesa, which is blockaded by Russia, Reuters reports, citing a representative of the UK government.

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At the same time, according to him, London will continue to look for ways to restart Ukrainian food exports, despite the obstacles artificially created by the Kremlin regime.

“Putin's vile blockade of Odesa does not allow food to reach people who need it,” the UK government said in a statement.

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“We will continue to work actively with international partners to find ways to resume grain exports from Ukraine. However, there are currently no plans to deploy British warships in the Black Sea,” the statement went on.

Earlier, UK newspaper the Times reported, citing its sources, that Britain was considering sending warships to the Black Sea to escort ships carrying Ukrainian grain, the export of which is being blocked by Russia.

In turn, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis previously proposed to organize an international naval operation to export Ukrainian grain from the Russian port of Odesa.

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