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Zelenskiy says 75 mln tonnes of grain could be stuck in Ukraine by autumn

KYIV, June 6 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday there could be as much as 75 million tonnes of grain stuck in Ukraine by this autumn and that Kyiv wanted anti-ship weapons that could secure the safe passage of its exports.

Ukraine, Zelenskiy told a briefing in Kyiv, has been discussing with Britain and Turkey the idea of a third country’s navy guaranteeing the passage of Ukrainian grain exports through the Russia-dominated Black Sea.

The strongest guarantee of their safe passage though would be Ukrainian weaponry, he told reporters. (Reporting by Natalia Zinets; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Conor Humphries)

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