Putin: Russia does not have restrictions on the export of fertilizers and food and we do not prevent the export of grain from Ukraine

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Putin: Russia does not have restrictions on the export of fertilizers and food and we do not prevent the export of grain from Ukraine

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Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that Moscow does not in any way restrict the export of fertilizers and foodstuffs, nor does it impede the process of transporting Ukrainian grain to world markets.

Putin added that no one is preventing Kyiv from removing the mines planted by its forces in the waters of the Black Sea, through which sea transport corridors pass.

These statements came during Putin’s meeting with his Indonesian counterpart, Jaco Widodo, today, Thursday, where the two leaders discussed issues of bilateral cooperation in various fields, the situation in the global economy, including in the context of the activities of the “Group of Twenty”, issues of global food security, as well as the conduct of the military operation. Russian special forces in Ukraine, according to the Kremlin.

Putin noted that there are about 5 million tons of grain in Ukrainian ports, and this quantity can have little impact on world markets, adding that Russia remains in close working contact with the United Nations on the issue of Ukrainian grain.

The Russian president pointed out that the sanctions imposed on Russian seaports create difficulties for the food and fertilizer markets, and that the sanctions imposed on the owners of fertilizer companies and their families make communications difficult and complicate financial transactions.

Putin stressed that the situation around gas prices had nothing to do with the Russian military operation in Ukraine, but was caused by the wrong policy of Western countries.

He pointed out that because of the pandemic, Western countries rushed to buy food products from global markets, which led to high prices, explaining that the United States printed money and bought food, while developing countries found themselves in the worst situation.

Putin warned that measures must be taken before the situation on world markets becomes “tragic.”

Earlier, Widodo called for a settlement and resort to negotiations to resolve the conflict in Ukraine in order to restore global food supply chains.

On Monday, the Kremlin confirmed Putin’s acceptance of Indonesia’s invitation to participate in the “Group of Twenty” summit, which it will host next fall.

Source: agencies

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