DISINFO: Ukrainian grain goes to Europe instead of poor and developing countries
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DISINFO: Ukrainian grain goes to Europe instead of poor and developing countries


It turns out that the lion's share of Ukraine's grain exports goes to Europe, despite assurances that the shipments will go to poor and developing countries.


A claim provided with no evidence, trying to deflect responsibility for the global food shortage from Russia by claiming that most of Ukraine's grain ships are sent to rich European countries.

As of 7 September 2022, the UN Joint Coordination Centre, which is run by the UN, Turkey, Russia and Ukraine, said that 47% of Ukraine's grain was sent to Asia, and 36% has been sent to Europe and 17% to Africa, with 10% of that amount to Egypt alone.

Moreover, more shipments are expected to start arriving in famine-stricken parts of Africa and the Middle East under the leadership of UN World Food Programme (WFP).

President Zelenskyy, responding to claims that Ukrainian grains mostly go to rich European countries, asserted that the geographical reach of Ukrainian agricultural exports is very broad.


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