KYIV, Aug 8 – The export of agricultural products from Ukraine continues to be hampered by queues of grain wagons at the western border, an increase in railway transportation tariffs by Ukrzaliznytsia, as well as a lack of free transport and low purchase prices for agricultural crops on the domestic market, according to the website of the Ukrainian Agri Council (UAC).
"Before, we were exporters of grain and because of the war we were forced to reduce exports to a minimum, almost to stop. There is not enough money, grain cars, trucks. Cars with our grain have been leaving for Poland for 2.5 months and have not yet arrived. And this is the situation for all farmers in the region. We rent part of the cars, use the services of forwarders, but this export can be called a 'drop in the ocean'," General Director of Perlyna Podillia agricultural firm Serhiy Ivaschuk said.