Exclusion of Russia From the Global Logistics Infrastructure

by Meifan Honcharuk
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Exclusion of Russia From the Global Logistics Infrastructure

Results of the Ukrainian participation in the G7 Transport Ministers' Meeting

On June 16-18, the G7 Transport Ministers' Meeting was held in Ise-Shima, Japan. The minister of infrastructure of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kubrakov, joined the G7 transport ministers and discussed with them the current needs and challenges for Ukraine.

It was decided that the G7 and the Coordination platform of donors will work together to restore the Ukrainian transport infrastructure damaged by the war. The parties will also jointly work on developing and implementing alternative export routes. The new logistics structure will completely exclude the participation of Russia and will focus on the development of transport connections between Ukraine and other countries.

"The full-scale invasion of Russia posed logistical challenges not only to Ukraine but also to the whole world. Disrupted supply chains, obstruction of navigation in the Black sea, and artificial blocking of Ukrainian agricultural exports provoke aggravation of humanitarian problems worldwide and cause food prices to rise. Our global task is to oppose Russian aggression and support the development of global logistics," Oleksandr Kubrakov.

The G7 adopted a declaration condemning targeted Russian actions to undermine global food security: blockade of Black sea ports, interference in supply chains, and destruction of Ukraine's transport infrastructure.

The ministers agreed to work together to develop the EU Solidarity paths program (including the Danube ports) and the development of grain corridors to bypass Russia, which regularly violates grain agreements. Emphasis on the Middle corridor and the Central Trans-Caspian network.

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