More than 8.79 million people crossed border from Ukraine – UN


More than 8.79 million people have crossed the border from Ukraine since Russia’s invasion in late February, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said.

On its website, the agency said 8.793 million people had made the crossing since February 24, Aljazeera reported.

Meanwhile, Ukraine expects a grain harvest of at least 50 million tonnes this year, which is “not bad given all the difficulties”, according to the country’s first deputy agriculture minister.

Ukraine, a major global grain grower and exporter, harvested a record 86 million tonnes of grain in 2021.

Taras Vysotskiy added in televised comments that most of Ukraine’s 2022 wheat harvest would be of milling quality and that the country, which has been invaded by Russia, would have to export at least 30 million tonnes of the 2022 grain harvest in the 2022-23 season.

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