Former member of Russia’s State Duma gunned down in KievWorld March 23, 13:42
Putin says Russian-Chinese ties reached unprecedentedly high levelRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 23, 13:40
Lavrov says Russian-US relations in ‘stand-by mode’ for nowRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 23, 13:00
Press review: Kiev bans disabled Eurovision singer and Russia's arms sales skyrocketPress Review March 23, 13:00
Russian ground forces may get new small-range air defense system by 2030Military & Defense March 23, 12:54
Kremlin hopes Kiev will rethink ban on disabled Russian Eurovision contestantRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 23, 12:36
Russian banks willing to withdraw from Ukrainian market, Kremlin saysBusiness & Economy March 23, 12:30
Crimean leader calls on Eurovision participants to boycott contest in KievRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 23, 12:17
Four dead, 29 in hospital after London attacks — policeWorld March 23, 11:36
KIEV, August 7 (Itar-Tass) - Ukraine has collected over 30 million tons of grain, Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov told a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. “We have already threshed around 22 million tons of wheat, over 7 million tons of barley and 600,000 tons of rye,” he said.
This year Ukraine plans to harvest around 57 million tons of grain, up by 11 million tons year-on-year. “At least 75% of the output will be food grain,” Azarov said. “This means that we will fully meet demands of our domestic market, food security and price stability during the marketing year.”
He noted that Ukraine’s grain consumption is expected to reach 28.4 million tonn. “This means that around 28 million tons is our grain industry’s export potential. This is a very hard work to collect and keep such harvest safe.”
In 2012, Ukraine’s agricultural companies yielded around 46.2 million tons of grain, down by 18.6% year-on-year. In the 2012-2013 marketing year (from July 2012 to June 2013) Ukraine exported 23 million tons of grain.