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UN to Join International Efforts to Restore the World's Wheat Supply

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UN to Join International Efforts to Restore the World's Wheat Supply

UN to Join International Efforts to Restore the World's Wheat Supply

UN to Join , International Efforts , to Restore the World's Wheat Supply.

'The Independent' reports that the United Nations will join international efforts to distribute the world's wheat supply currently stuck in Ukraine.

'The Independent' reports that the United Nations will join international efforts to distribute the world's wheat supply currently stuck in Ukraine.

On May 18, U.N.

Secretary General Antonio Guterres is expected to announce talks aimed at releasing over 20 million tons of wheat.

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On May 18, U.N.

Secretary General Antonio Guterres is expected to announce talks aimed at releasing over 20 million tons of wheat.

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The United States, the European Union, Russia and Ukraine will reportedly take part in the vitally important talks.

The United States, the European Union, Russia and Ukraine will reportedly take part in the vitally important talks.

Ukraine is the world's sixth-largest wheat exporter.

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Prior to Russia's invasion, Ukraine would export 4.5 million tons of agricultural produce every month.

Prior to Russia's invasion, Ukraine would export 4.5 million tons of agricultural produce every month.

Those shipments have all but ceased since the war began.

Both the U.S. and the EU have blamed rising food prices on Russia's Black Sea blockade.

According to the EU, about 90% of Ukraine's grain and oil exports were shipped through its ports before the war.

A spokesman for the U.S. state department stressed that governments around the world needed to put pressure on Russia to end the blockade and ensure global food security.

A spokesman for the U.S. state department stressed that governments around the world needed to put pressure on Russia to end the blockade and ensure global food security.

Their blockade of ports not allowing food and wheat to leave Ukraine, their efforts to keep farmers from planting their farms, their attacks on food silos - all of this has contributed to an already dire situation, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., via 'The Independent'


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