This is because much of the fuel supply infrastructure is destroyed. Sometimes there is no diesel, sometimes no EUR 95, sometimes no LPG. In the last few weeks there has been a shortage of all types of fuels, causing a collapse of logistics. Less trucks on the road means not only less aid delivered, but it also means a backing up of the entire supply system. Warehouses in Ukraine are full because the aid goods cannot be transported out, further east. Trucks are weighting for days to pass customs and unload. And as a consequence, transport costs have risen with 55% over the last two weeks.
Received by Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands.
It was an honor to be received by Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, just hours after I returned from...