In a bid to prevent a global food crisis, the United Nations has resorted to begging Russia for mercy concerning its export of fertilizer to Western countries that need it for crops.
Right now, a pipeline that once transported ammonia from Russia to Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Yuzhny is offline due to Western sanctions against Russia. Consequently, much-needed fertilizer has stopped flowing. Before the war, Russia accounted for about 20 percent of all global exports of ammonia, a key ingredient in fertilizer production.
The ammonia pipeline in question has been closed since the February invasion began. Rebeca Grynspan, a UN trade official said that talks were moving in the right direction and every effort was being made by all parties at every level to ensure a positive outcome.