According to sources, the ROYAL Navy could send warships to the Black Sea in order to defend freighters transporting Ukrainian grain. This would be done in order to ensure their safety.
A "coalition of the willing" to breach the Russian embargo and construct a "protected corridor" from Odessa to the Bosporus is something that the friends of Ukraine are very interested in putting together. This comes at a time when there are growing concerns that there is not enough time left to avert a global food catastrophe, since many nations, particularly underdeveloped ones, are hurting as a result of a shortage of supply from Ukraine.
Gabrielius Landsbergis, the foreign minister of Lithuania, met with Liz Truss, the secretary of state for foreign affairs, to explore the possibility of a corridor.
He indicated that certain NATO nations, in addition to those who are reliant on food from Ukraine, may be included in the alliance.
It is anticipated that Egypt, which has been severely impacted by the wheat crisis, may be eager to participate.
Mr. Landsbergis accused the Russians of "keeping hostage the vulnerable nations of the globe" by not allowing Ukraine to supply them with sufficient food. This was Mr. Landsbergis's criticism of the Russian government.
It is possible for vessels from the Royal Navy to be dispatched to the Black Sea. (Photograph courtesy of Getty Images)
Gabrielius Landsbergis is the one who first brought up the concept of a "protected corridor" (Image: Getty Images )
In addition, he stated that other options, such as transporting the grain via rail and truck, would not be enough.
According to what he stated, nations "might supply ships or planes that would be stationed in the Black Sea and allow nautical access for the grain ships to leave Odesa's port and reach the Bosphorus in Turkey."
Even if the vessels in question were battleships, according to Mr. Landsbergis, such a move would not "signify an escalation because it is not taking part in the fight" because the conflict would continue unabated.
Ms. Truss stated that the United Kingdom was actively pursuing a "immediate solution" to the current food crisis.
The British government is reportedly working on a "immediate solution," according to Liz Truss (Image: Getty Images )
Volodymyr Zelensky was quoted as saying that he was thinking of utilizing Baltic seaports. (Photograph courtesy of Getty Images)
She stated that dealing with the issue of global food security is what we need to do, and that the United Kingdom is working on an immediate way to get the grain out of Ukraine.
According to a person with diplomatic connections who spoke with The Times, the Foreign Secretary was in favor of sending warships to accompany vessels leaving from Odesa.
On the other hand, this action would need the escorting of ships departing from Mykolaiv.
It is quite unlikely that it could proceed without the support of the United States.
Odesa Port of Odesa (Photograph courtesy of Getty Images)
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, stressed the importance of establishing a "safe corridor."
He said: "We need to agree on a safe corridor.
"It seems unlikely that Russia will be able to compete successfully against the major countries of the globe.
We are currently discussing the possibility of utilising the seaports in the Baltic states.
However, according to one Western source who spoke with The Times, carrying out such an operation without first receiving approval from Russia would be fraught with danger.
They made the following statement: "To attempt to accomplish so without Russia's agreement would increase the danger that there may be an incident."
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