Grain deal: Ukraine and Russia

Since the large-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia has been trying to weaponize food and use it as a bargaining chip and as an instrument of influence in its aggressive war. Trying to undermine the Grain Deal as an initiative that was aimed to provide Ukrainian importers with wheat and grain in the conditions of large-scale war, Russia was also trying to speculate on a sensitive topic.

Russia has been systematically trying to shift the blame for the global food crisis to Ukraine – and, as a result, undermine the western weapons supply to Ukraine and persuade it to negotiate on Russia’s won terms. However, this strategy ended up being unsuccessful, as well as the attempts to disrupt the functioning of the grain corridor.

As a result, Russia once again proved it is not a reliable partner to negotiate and cooperate with. Now, when the grain initiative is possible without Russia as a fourth party, with the United Nations, Turkey, and Ukraine as the only candidates, Russia’s participation in international organizations does not look mandatory.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center –

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians –

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

👉🏻 Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

👉🏻 CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

👉🏻 UNITED 24 – (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

👉🏻 Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

👉🏻 Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

👉🏻 Phoenix Wings – (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).