“If we look at the period of the last three months, about 25 trains with Ukrainian cargo arrived in Lithuania. Most of them are grains traveling to the port of Klaipėda,” he told “Žinių radio” on Thursday.
M. Skuodios informed that Lithuania cooperates with Poland and Ukraine in order to develop the railway infrastructure with these countries.
“The problem is that as many people come to us as can pass through Poland and the Ukrainian border. A developed infrastructure is needed. One thing that will definitely be in the future is a new transportation corridor that didn’t exist before,” he assured.
At that time, according to the minister, the majority of oil products were exported from Lithuania to Ukraine, the demand for which is “huge”.
“On these issues, I am in close direct contact with my counterpart in Ukraine, the Minister of Infrastructure. We are looking at how to expand one terminal so that as many oil cargoes can be transported from Lithuania to Ukraine as possible”, explained M. Skuodis.
It is estimated that more than 20 million people are stuck in Ukraine due to the war caused by Russia. tons of grain. Since Ukraine was one of the main grain exporters before the war, fears of a possible famine began in various parts of the world.
On Wednesday, the United Nations (UN) reported that more than half a million tons of grain have been exported from Ukraine through the Black Sea since the beginning of August.
According to the UN, since the end of June, when an agreement was signed in Turkey to resume Ukrainian exports, permission to sail with the corresponding cargo has been issued to 36 ships. More than a quarter of the grain shipped so far was intended for Turkey, 22 percent. – Iran and South Korea, 8 percent. – for China, and another 6 percent. – For Ireland.
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