U.S. working on plan to deliver grain from Ukraine by rail – Biden

U.S. working on plan to deliver grain from Ukraine by rail - Biden

14.06.2022 21:20

The United States, along with its allies and partners, is working to implement an alternative scheme for exporting grain from Ukraine by rail, which involves building temporary grain silos on Ukraine’s borders.

U.S. President Joe Biden said in a speech at the AFL-CIO convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

“What Putin’s war has done is not only try to wipe up the culture of Ukrainians, decimate people, commit innumerable war crimes, but he’s also, he’s also prevented the grain, thousands of tonnes of grain, that are locked up in those silos, ready to be exported. But it can’t get out to the Black Sea because it’ll get blown out of the water,” he said.

Biden stressed that due to Russia’s aggression, the traditional sea route for food exports from Ukraine has been blocked, so other ways must be sought.

“We’re going to build silos, temporary silos in the borders of Ukraine, including in Poland. So we can transfer [grain] from those cars into those silos into cars in Europe and get it out into the ocean, and get it out across the world,” Biden said, adding that this is taking time.

(C)UKRINFORM 2022

10 comments

    • Last night the orcs sent 3 missiles towards our town in West Ukraine. Our local boys and girls shot down all 3! Heroyam slava! Today they said the missiles were directed towards the train depot. Tomorrow my wife leaves for Kyiv because we have another grandson due 🙂 I hope all will be well and they won’t try to bomb the depot again.

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      • Take a look at this video and see all the US companies breaking sanctions. Plus, butter in Muscovy is now secured in theft proof security boxes. 😂

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        • I investigated this topic a while back:

          https://ukrainetoday.org/2022/05/01/what-are-global-fmcg-brand-companies-doing-about-russias-invasion-of-ukraine/

          Mars, Nestle, P&G, Unilever, PepsiCo, Apple, Microsoft and many more are still trading there. Unilever said they were pulling out, but it seems they have not.
          They must all now be fined $1bn each as a minimum; proceeds directly sent to Ukraine. Biden could legislate.

          In my article on May 1st I found a quote from Unilever. It seems they have reneged :

          Unilever
          “We continue to condemn the war in Ukraine as a brutal and senseless act by the Russian state.
          “Our business operations in Ukraine have stopped and we are now fully focused on ensuring the safety of our Ukrainian employees and their families, including helping with their evacuation where necessary, and providing additional financial support. We have also committed to donate €5m of essential Unilever products to the humanitarian relief effort.
          “We have suspended all imports and exports of our products into and out of Russia, and we will stop all media and advertising spend. We will not invest any further capital into the country nor will we profit from our presence in Russia. We will continue to supply our everyday essential food and hygiene products made in Russia to people in the country. We will keep this under close review.
          “We join calls for an end to this war and hope that peace, human rights, and the international rule of law will prevail.”
          “Alan Jope,
Unilever CEO”

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