Novooleksiyivka is a town in the Kherson region of Southeast Ukraine now occupied by Russians. The local grain elevator’s contents were loaded in train cars and headed southwest to Crimea where there are dozens of ports to load ships. This is important to you because there is potentially a lot of Ukraine’s grain going to make it into the export market after all. The defenders at the elevator must have a “loyalty problem”, otherwise, they would have set the grain on fire as they retreated. If this “loyalty problem” is consistent across grain areas of Southern Ukraine, the majority of Ukraine’s old crop corn and wheat will be exported in the coming months.
Ukraine will be able to export 745,000 mts of sunflower oil this marketing year (ends in August 31) according to APK-Inform agriculture consultancy. That is more than enough to cover Europe’s needs.
On Saturday afternoon, it was reported the Ukrainian grain trading firm UTA GROUP has silos in the battered city of Mariupol on the Black Sea with the grain on fire.