20 June 2024
Mr. Zelensky warned that the Black Sea grain corridor was in danger 0

Mr. Zelensky warned that the Black Sea grain corridor was in danger 0

(Dan Tri) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that the country's Black Sea grain corridor faces the threat of closure due to a lack of defense weapons.

(Dan Tri) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that the country’s Black Sea grain corridor faces the threat of closure due to a lack of defense weapons.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky (Photo: AFP).

President Zelensky said on February 26 that without new US military aid, his country would not be able to protect the Black Sea transport corridor that has allowed Kiev to export millions of tons of grain to the market.

Ukraine launched a shipping corridor clinging to the western Black Sea coast near Romania and Bulgaria in August, a month after Russia abandoned the landmark year-long deal – brokered by the United Nations and Turkey.

The British government said in February that Ukraine was on track to export all grain from the 2023 harvest despite Russian attacks on Ukrainian ports and infrastructure.

`We have created a new shipping route in the Black Sea,` Mr. Zelensky told CNN in an interview, describing it as a `huge success` because it has so far enabled the export of about 30 million

However, he warned that if the US Congress does not approve $60 billion in new security aid, the future of the transportation corridor could be in jeopardy.

The United Nations believes that the Russia-Ukraine conflict that broke out two years ago has exacerbated the global food crisis.

`I’m worried that this transport route will be closed because to protect it, we also need ammunition, air defense systems and some other weapons,` Mr. Zelensky said.

The $60 billion military aid proposal for Ukraine has not yet been approved because it is still stuck in the US Congress due to internal conflicts between the Democratic and Republican parties.

Ukraine over the past few months has faced a shortage of manpower and ammunition, leading to the loss of more territory to Russia.

Mr. Zelensky talked about Mr. Trump’s warning to NATO

In the interview, Mr. Zelensky said that former US President Donald Trump’s previous warnings to NATO countries were just `verbal words`.

Previously, in a speech on February 10 at a campaign event in South Carolina, Mr. Trump recounted a meeting with NATO leaders.

Mr. Trump replied: `You are not contributing enough? You are not doing your duty. If that happens, we will not protect you. In fact, I will encourage them to do anything.`

The fact that Mr. Trump, a prominent Republican candidate for this year’s presidential election, made such a statement caused a stir in the Western political world.

In addition, observers also said that if Mr. Trump is elected this year, the future of aid packages for Ukraine may become even more difficult.

When asked if Mr. Trump was elected for a second term, would this be good or bad for Ukraine, Mr. Zelensky said that whether Mr. Trump wins or loses is decided by the American people.

However, the Ukrainian leader believes that Mr. Trump will `face challenges in American public opinion if he chooses not to support Ukraine, because supporting Russia means opposing the Americans.`

`And I think and I hope that we share common values with each other, the Ukrainian people and the American people. That’s why I can’t understand why Donald Trump would take the side of

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