Putin ready to facilitate unfettered grain exports from Ukraine's ports — Kremlin

30/5/2022 10:28:00 PM

Ukraine-Russia Crisis: Putin ready to facilitate unfettered grain exports from Ukraine's ports — Kremlin - Reuters

Ukraine-Russia Crisis: Putin ready to facilitate unfettered grain exports from Ukraine's ports — Kremlin - Reuters

LONDON (May 30): President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia was ready to facilitate the unhindered export of grain from Ukrainian ports in coordination with Turkey, according to a Kremlin readout of talks with President Tayyip Erdogan.Besides the death and devastation sown by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the war and the West's attempt to isolate Russia as punishment have sent the price of grain, cooking oil, fertiliser and energy soaring, hurting global growth.The United Nations, which says a

LONDON (May 30): President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia was ready to facilitate the unhindered export of grain from Ukrainian ports in coordination with Turkey, according to a Kremlin readout of talks with President Tayyip Erdogan.Besides the death and devastation sown by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the war and the West's attempt to isolate Russia as punishment have sent the price of grain, cooking oil, fertiliser and energy soaring, hurting global growth.

The United Nations, which says a global food crisis is deepening, is trying to broker a deal to unblock Ukraine's grain exports though Western leaders have blamed Russia for holding the world to ransom by blockading Ukrainian ports."During the discussion of the situation in Ukraine, emphasis was placed on ensuring safe navigation in the Black and Azov seas and eliminating the mine threat in their waters," the Kremlin said of Putin's call with Erdogan.

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A LONDON (May 30): President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia was ready to facilitate the unhindered export of grain from Ukrainian ports in coordination with Turkey, according to a Kremlin readout of talks with President Tayyip Erdogan.for the latest news you need to know.A KYIV (May 29): Russian forces have stepped up their assault on the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk after claiming to have captured the nearby rail hub of Lyman, as Kyiv intensified calls for longer-range weapons from the West..

Besides the death and devastation sown by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the war and the West's attempt to isolate Russia as punishment have sent the price of grain, cooking oil, fertiliser and energy soaring, hurting global growth. The United Nations, which says a global food crisis is deepening, is trying to broker a deal to unblock Ukraine's grain exports though Western leaders have blamed Russia for holding the world to ransom by blockading Ukrainian ports. “Vladimir Putin noted the readiness of the Russian side to contribute to the unimpeded maritime transit of goods in coordination with Turkish partners. "During the discussion of the situation in Ukraine, emphasis was placed on ensuring safe navigation in the Black and Azov seas and eliminating the mine threat in their waters," the Kremlin said of Putin's call with Erdogan. Russia's defence ministry said on Saturday its troops and allied separatist forces were in full control of Lyman, the site of a railway junction west of the Siverskyi Donets River in the Donetsk. "Vladimir Putin noted the readiness of the Russian side to facilitate the unhindered sea transit of goods in coordination with Turkish partners. The Kremlin said the two discussed “ensuring safe navigation in the Black and Azov Seas” and “eliminating the threat of mines in their waters”. This also applies to the export of grain from Ukrainian ports.

" Putin, according to the Kremlin, added that if sanctions were lifted, then Russia could"export significant volumes of fertilizers and agricultural products.” Russia’s offensive in Ukraine and Western sanctions have disrupted supplies of wheat and other commodities from the two countries, fuelling concerns about the risk of shortages and hunger around the world. Sievierodonetsk, some 60 kilometres from Lyman on the eastern side of the river and the largest Donbas city still held by Ukraine, was under heavy assault from the Russians." It was not immediately clear which Ukrainian ports Putin was speaking of. Ukraine's main grain export ports include Chornomorsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Kherson and Yuzhny. Dozens of container ships are blocked in Ukrainian ports that are surrounded by Russian forces, choking off exports of wheat, sunflower oil and other foodstuffs, as well as fertiliser for crops. Erdogan told Putin that peace needed to be established as soon as possible and that Turkey was ready to take on a role in an"observation mechanism" between Moscow, Kyiv and the United Nations, if an agreement is reached. Russian artillery was also pounding the Lysychansk-Bakhmut road, which Russia must take to close a pincer movement and encircle Ukrainian forces, and police said there was"significant destruction" in Lysychansk. He later told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that he"especially valued the project to create a secure sea route for exporting Ukrainian agricultural products," his office said, adding he welcomed, in principle, the idea of making Istanbul a headquarters for the"observation mechanism". — AFP Advertisement.

Erdogan also repeated that Turkey was ready to support any peace efforts between Ukraine and Russia, the statement added. Harvest race Ukraine is trying to export its grains by road, river and rail to help avert a global food crisis but will not hit its targets unless Russia's blockade, an official at Ukraine's Agriculture Ministry told Reuters last week. It was not clear whether they had begun to pull out on Saturday. Before Russia sent troops into Ukraine, the country had the capacity to export up to 6 million tonnes of wheat, barley and maize a month but exports collapsed to just 300,000 tonnes in March and 1.1 million in April. Russia and Ukraine together account for 29% of global wheat exports, mainly via the Black Sea, and for 80% of global exports of sunflower oil. "It is hard to fight when you are attacked from 70 kilometres away and have nothing to fight back with.

Ukraine is also a major exporter of corn, barley and rapeseed oil, while Russia and Belarus — which has backed Moscow in the war and is also under sanctions — account for over 40% of global exports of the crop nutrient potash. Russia has captured some of Ukraine's biggest seaports and its navy controls major transport routes in the Black Sea, where extensive mining has made commercial shipping dangerous. Sanctions have also made it hard for Russian exporters to access vessels to move commodities to global markets. we need effective weapons," Podolyak posted on Twitter. Putin has said Russia will increase wheat exports in the new July-June season, due to a potential record crop of 87 million tonnes. Subscribe to Mid-day email alert We deliver news to your inbox daily .