War in the Breadbasket of Europe: Sergij’s Story
By Daria Khrystenko and Travis Nichols
October 10, 2022
Sergij Koziura is a Ukrainian farmer in “the breadbasket of Europe.” Last year, the country exported six to seven million tons of grain per month, but since the war began, nearly 22 million tons of grain have been trapped inside the country, unable to get to port. The UN estimates that these disruptions have already driven 70 million people around the world closer to starvation. Sergij is at the center of this crisis. This is his story.