KENYA- According to Ukraine’s Ambassador to Kenya Andrii Pravedynk, their government is eager for a good relationship with Kenya and its people.
As he paid a visit to Radio Africa Group on Tuesday, Pravedynk said his country had donated 25,000 tons of wheat to Kenya in spite of the destruction caused by Russian bombs.
“Our production of cereals has gone down by more than half from a high of 121 million metric tonnes in 2020, and dropped to 56 million metric tonnes,” he said.
Furthermore, the Ambassador expressed hope that world leaders will embrace the ten-point peace plan proposed by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
“We hope the ten peace plan by our president will be welcomed and that can form negotiations on ending the Russia- Ukraine war,” he noted.
Despite ongoing conflict with Russia, Ukraine remains an important contributor to global food security.
One of the world’s largest grain producers, the country primarily grows and exports wheat, corn, and barley.
According to European Commission statistics, Ukraine accounts for 10% of the world wheat, 15% of the world corn, and 13% of the world barley markets.