Senator says Irish farmers are willing to aid Ukraine

Independent Senator Victor Boyhan has called to increase agricultural exports to Ukraine

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Independent Senator Victor Boyhan has called to increase agricultural exports to Ukraine following President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s address to joint Houses of the Oireachtas.

Senator Boyhan, who is on the committee for Agricultural, Food and the Marine said: “The Ukrainian President gave a very compelling speech in which he mentioned how hunger can be used as a weapon of domination.

“President Zelenskyy spoke of how the war also threatened countries in Asia and Africa that are now experiencing rising food prices following issues with Ukrainian agricultural exports caused by the invasion.”

Senator Boyhan continued: “The Taoiseach spoke about the aid we are providing to Ukraine. But we need to be doing more to help not just the Ukraine but all countries affected by this war. We have the ability to provide agrifood aid to Ukraine and it’s neighbouring countries. Irish farmers are keen to rise to the challenge.”

 

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