For many of Ukraine's farmers, the economic situation is strained.

Millions of tons of grain are waiting to be exported.

A mere 26,000 tons were shipped off with the first ship that left Odessa on Monday.

- It's a drop in the ocean, says farmer Jurij Jalovtjuk.

- There is an extensive political-economic game going on in the world and our country and our farmers are pawns in that game.

We don't want it that way, says Jalovtjuk.

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