The President of Lithuania and the President of the European Council discussed Ukraine’s grain export routes
President Gitanas Nausėda, who is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, had a telephone call with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, to discuss the humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine on Europe and the region, as well as the possible shortage of food on global markets if Russia disrupts the export of grain from Ukraine.
The conversation focused on options for securing grain shipments out of Ukraine by unblocking the port of Odessa and creating alternative routes via ports in Poland and the Baltic States.
“Russia is using grain blockade as a weapon and a tool of pressure on the whole world. Lithuania is ready to provide its railway and the Klaipėda port infrastructure for the shipment of Ukrainian grain and has already taken steps in this direction,” the President said.
Russia’s war against Ukraine and its impact on global security, the economy, trade, and food chains are on top of the agenda at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos.