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Ukraine sends sunflower oil for the first time as part of the humanitarian initiative “Grain from Ukraine”

For the first time, Ukraine is sending sunflower oil as part of the humanitarian food initiative of the President of Ukraine “Grain from Ukraine”. 2453.26 tons of oil are intended for 5 African countries – the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Djibouti, Mauritania, and Palestine, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy said in a statement.

The humanitarian aid is being shipped by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine in cooperation with the World Food Program (WFP).

According to Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy Markiyan Dmytrasevych, this year Ukraine has expanded the range of humanitarian cargo.

“We are fulfilling the mission of our country, ensuring food security in the world. And we are expanding humanitarian goods, as announced by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the second Grain from Ukraine summit. We supply not only grain, but also corn, peas, and now sunflower oil. This oil will be shipped in containers from the ports of Greater Odesa,” said Markiyan Dmytrasevych.

Marianne Ward, acting director of the UN World Food Program in Ukraine, said that more than 200 thousand tons of agricultural products have been shipped under the Grain from Ukraine initiative. To date, many donor countries have joined the Grain from Ukraine initiative. In particular, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and Luxembourg.

Markiyan Dmytrasevych emphasized the important role of the UN World Food Program in supporting Ukrainians from the frontline areas and internally displaced persons. He noted that in the near future Ukraine will transfer grain from previous harvests to the World Food Program for processing to make pasta and bread. These goods will be sent to residents of the frontline areas.

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