G7 working to resume grain exports from Ukraine, UK's Johnson tells Zelenskiy

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Grain is loaded on a truck at the Mlybor flour mill facility after it was shelled repeatedly, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Chernihiv region, Ukraine, May 24, 2022. REUTERS/Edgar Su

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Saturday that international partners were working intensively to find ways to resume the export of grain from Ukraine to avert a global food crisis.

Johnson, who has spoken regularly to Zelenskiy since the beginning of the invasion, said the two leaders also discussed the importance of the international community remaining united over the war.

“He said that the UK would work with G7 partners to push for urgent progress,” a British readout of the call said, on the export of grain. “The leaders agreed next steps and the imperative for Russia to relax its blockade and allow safe shipping lanes.


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