Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlic Radmansaid Monday in kyiv that Croatia has made available to Ukraine its ports on the Adriatic for the grain export and supported the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country invaded by Russia.
“In the context of the possible world food crisis, Croatia has made its ports available for the export of Ukrainian grains,” the minister said after speaking with his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kuleba, the Croatian Foreign Ministry reported.
Moscow announced on July 17 the suspension of the grain export agreement through the Black Sea from Ukrainian ports, after denouncing that the commitments with Russia. Thus, the maritime blockade typical of a war of conquest returned. The United Nations immediately warned that some countries in the Middle East and Africa would face famine if kyiv could not export its products across the Black Sea.
The export agreement was sealed in July 2022, with the mediation of Turkey and the United Nations, and has allowed exports since then more than 32 million tons of grain ukrainian.
Grlic Radman opined that Croatia, which had a long and difficult path from independence and Serbian military aggression to the full integration of the country into the European Unionhas many experiences to share with Ukraine.