Great Britain Is to Help Demining the Black Sea

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, June 24, 2022
Great Britain Is to Help Demining the Black Sea

Boris Johnson made a statement on the Kingdom's readiness to help Ukraine demine the coast of Odesa

As part of the UN plan to "safely export" grain from Ukraine to its nearest waters, the United Kingdom was ready to provide sovereign guarantees for shipping insurance and help Ukraine demine the Black Sea waters closest to Ukraine's shores.

"I don't want to get into the technical or military details, but you can take it from what we have already done in supplying equipment to the Ukrainians to help protect themselves that we are certainly talking to them at a technical level to help demine Odesa," said Boris Johnson during a visit to Rwanda for a Commonwealth summit.

The prime minister also stated that the United Kingdom could provide its expertise in maritime insurance.

"What the UK possibly has to offer, most of all, is expertise when it comes to maritime insurance, and a lot of expertise in moving goods through, should we say contested areas of the sea," Boris Johnson.

We remind you that due to the blockade of Ukraine, "traditionally one of the world's top food producers" (Reuters), more than 90 million grains cannot get on the tables of their consumers in the world.

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