"It is just a matter of the time and how many lives...": Ukrainian man speaks on ongoing conflict and U.S. support

Photo by: WDAY Radio File (Canva)
Photo by: WDAY Radio File (Canva)

(WDAY Radio) -- A Ukrainian man says farming in the country is continuing to go strong despite the ongoing conflict in the region. 

Ukrainian Ag leader Roman Grynyshyn, founder and CEO of the group World to Rebuild Rural Ukraine, spoke to The Flag's What's on your mind. He spoke about the need to defend their homeland to protect the rule of law, and to fight against the danger of weakness. 

"I don't have any doubt that Democracy and the Western Civilized World will win this war," said Grynyshyn. "It is just a matter of the time and how many lives we will need to finish that." 

Grynyshyn also discussed the resiliency of Ukrainian farmers and the yields they have been achieving despite the ongoing war. 

"We were able to produce 100 million metric tons in 2021 season, which was the best that had ever happened. Then in 2022, we lost about 25-30% of our land. Last season [in] 2023, we succeeded [in] growing 86 million metric tons. It is only 14% less than in the best year before the war." said Grynyshyn. 

The conversation occurred as the U.S. House passed a foreign aid funding bill that would send $61 billion to Ukraine. The Senate is expected to vote on that measure today. 


Original Air Date: 
Monday, April 22, 2024