First shipment of Ukraine’s grain is a test of wartime deal with Russia (Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles Times published an article stating that the first shipment of grain leaving Ukraine was in Bulgaria and headed toward Istanbul. It is the first shipment to leave the Black Sea port since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. According to senior research fellow David Laborde, most of the roughly 20 million tons of grain stuck in Ukraine since the start of the war is to feed livestock. Only 6 million tons of that trapped grain is wheat, and just half of that is for human consumption. He said Monday’s departure of a large shipment of corn from Ukraine to Lebanon is actually chicken feed.
“A few ships leaving Ukraine is not going to be a game-changer.”