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Estonia, support grows for ships to escort grain cargoes

Priority is to ensure grain reaches Africa

27 May, 22:20
(ANSA) - ROME, 27 MAG - Support is growing in Europe for initiatives to send ships to the Black Sea to escort cargoes carrying Ukrainian grain. So said Estonian President Alar Karis, Bloomberg reported. Moreover, Karis underlined that the priority is to ensure that grain reaches Africa and other developing countries.

Speaking at the WEF in Davos, Karis recalled that he had long called for such a solution, but so far, "not everyone was convinced it was a good idea" because of fears that sending navy ships could increase tension in the Black Sea.

In addition to the UK, "some others will probably join us, because if the grain does not leave the country," there is a risk of "a humanitarian crisis," the Estonian president added.

(ANSA).

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