15 Apr 2022 17:23

Ukraine expects to sow 80% of its arable lands in 2022 - participants in president's meeting with Cabinet

KYIV. April 15 (Interfax-Ukraine) - The current situation should enable Ukraine to sow 80% of its arable lands with crops this spring, First Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Yuliya Svyrydenko said at a conference with government members held by President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday.

"Eighty percent of our areas should be sown. The Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry will make a special report," Svyrydenko said in a brief video report, whose text is available on the president's Telegram channel.

The participants in the conference also discussed the current price trends in Ukraine, particularly an increase in the prices for oil products because of the growing prices on the global market and new logistics due to the halt of supplies from Belarus and Russia.

"The logistics leg is larger in the east: the further to the east, the higher the price. This wasn't so earlier because diesel fuel used to be supplied from Belarus," Agrarian Policy and Food Minister Mykola Solsky said with reference to diesel fuel.