Ukraine made its first shipment of corn since Russia’s invasion, a small but crucial initial step toward unlocking the millions of tons of grains piling up in the country and boosting global food supplies. Ukraine said shipments from its ports will initially be limited to three vessels a day while safe routes are checked. The grain shipment triggered a fall in wheat and corn futures, bringing some relief to a tight market.
Speaking to a United Nations conference on nuclear non-proliferation, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned Russia’s “reckless” threats of nuclear escalation over its invasion of Ukraine. In a statement issued to participants in the meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin said there can be “no winners in a nuclear war,” which should never be allowed to happen.