Ukraine will be able to replace the Russian Federation in the Turkish food market, said the head of Ministry of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine Alex Pavlenko.
"If the traditional partners of Turkey will apply the punishment, that is, cease to supply grain, Ukraine is ready to increase supplies of grain, corn and oil at least twice. Turkey's long-standing and reliable partner of Ukraine, we are ready to guarantee the food security of this country ", - said Pavlenko on Facebook.
according to his statement, " whatever the decision of the Russian side, it can not affect the food security of Turkey "." Ukraine has enough of the goods of appropriate quality to supply the needs of Turkish customers in the case of the introduction of export restrictions from Russia, " he said. According to the Minister, " for the first 10 months of 2015 Ukraine has already exported to Turkey of agricultural products worth nearly 566 million US Dollars, among which grains of more than $ 55 million and oil - amounting to almost 75 million dollars "." if the introduction of Russian food embargo against Turkey, Ukraine may significantly increase these figures by an additional supply of wheat, corn, barley, legumes and vegetable oil ", - he said. The head of the Ministry said that " At this point in time too early to talk about changes in the trade turnover between Turkey and Ukraine, but we are ready to deepen bilateral cooperation in the agricultural sector "." The expansion and diversification of the export market remains a priority for Ukraine, and Turkey - a long-term financial partner, " he said, adding that the situation on 27 November totaled 59 million 700 thousand tons of grain." Just exported and prepared for grain export nearly 17 mln tonnes. Ukrainian agricultural producers sold their products in 190 countries, " - said Pavlenko.