Центральна Рада, УНР (1917-1918 рр.)
Agreement for Ukraine’s furnishing cereals, grain and oil-seeds. Signed at Kief, 12 noon, 9 April, 1918
Kief, 9 April (W.B.). After long and difficult negotiations, there has been signed this day, at the hour of noon, by the Ukrainian, German, and AustroHungarian delegates, an agreement concerning the furnishing of 60 million poods of bread cereals, fodder grain, podded grain, and oil-seeds. For the business accomplishment of the great task, Germany and AustriaHungary have established in Kiel a mercantile office. This office, through its commissioners or through Ukrainian sub-commissioners, receives the grain from the Ukrainian commercial organization. In April, 9 million poods in May 15, in June 20, and in July 19 million poods are to be supplied. The existing maximum prices for the Ukrainian producer, that is, 5 rubles for rye and 6 for wheat may not be increased. Incidentals for expenses of all kinds, for commissions and freight rates are fixed to correspond to the high Ukrainian quotations. The operations for furnishing grains have already begun.
This agreement seems to have been made by the commission provided for in Article VII, part I, subparagraph (a), of the Treaty of Peace of 9 February, 1918.