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Russian blockade hits exports of Ukrainian agricultural products – Metro US

Russian blockade hits exports of Ukrainian agricultural products

FILE PHOTO: Ears of wheat are seen in a field
FILE PHOTO: Ears of wheat are seen in a field in Kyiv region

KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine can export no more than 1.5 million tonnes of agricultural products a month because of a Russian blockade of its ports, First Deputy Agriculture Minister Taras Vysotskiy said on Friday.

He was quoted by Interfax Ukraine news agency as saying that before the blockade Ukraine could export more than 5 million tonnes of agricultural crops each month. Ukraine is now sending its products abroad by rail.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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