TheThe Ondon insurance market has put the entire region around the Black Sea on the high risk list, which means higher costs for shipments.
Boris Johnson said the UK was considering all options when asked if the government could provide sovereign guarantees to secure shipping.
“What the UK can offer, in the first place, is expertise when it comes to marine insurance, a lot of experience moving goods through them if we say disputed sea areas,” he said.
Asked if Britain was ready to help Ukraine remove mines from the region, the prime minister said: “Yes, I don’t want to go into technical or military details, but you can take it from what we have already done in supplying equipment to the region. To help the Ukrainians protect themselves, we are We are definitely talking to them on a technical level to help clear the mines from Odessa. ”
Any demining effort would be the largest since the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, and any demining project off Ukraine would take several months.
Separately, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said on Thursday that urgent action must be taken over the next month before the next harvest to conserve supplies.