Putin says he's willing to discuss resuming Ukrainian grain shipments

28/5/2022 4:54:00 PM

Putin says he's willing to discuss resuming Ukrainian grain shipments

Putin says he's willing to discuss resuming Ukrainian grain shipments

Russian President Vladimir Putin told the leaders of France and Germany in a phone call on Saturday (May 28) that Russia was willing to discuss ways to make it possible for Ukraine to resume shipments of grain from Black Sea ports, the Kremlin said. Russia and Ukraine account for nearly a third of global w

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Russia and Ukraine account for nearly a third of global wheat supplies, while Russia is also a key global fertilizer exporter and Ukraine is a major exporter of corn and sunflower oil."For its part, Russia is ready to help find options for the unhindered export of grain, including the export of Ukrainian grain from Black Sea ports," the Kremlin said.MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday (May 28) told the leaders of France and Germany that Moscow was"ready" to look for ways to ship grain stuck in Ukrainian ports during Russia's military campaign.It said he also informed French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz that Russia was ready to increase its export of fertilizers and agricultural products if sanctions against it were lifted - a demand he has raised in conversations with the Italian and Austrian leaders in recent days.But a meeting of the legislative assembly of the Primorsky Krai region caused an uproar on Friday when a local lawmaker and member of the Communist faction in the legislature read out a statement urging the Kremlin chief to pull out Russian troops.Ukraine and Western countries have accused Russia of weaponising the food crisis created by its invasion of Ukraine, which has sent the prices of grains, cooking oils, fuel and fertilizer soaring."An increase in the supply of Russian fertilisers and agricultural products will also help reduce tensions on the global food market, which, of course, will require the removal of the relevant sanctions.Russia has blamed the situation on Western sanctions against it, and on the mining of Ukrainian ports.He accused Kyiv of"sabotaging" talks with Moscow, it added.

The Kremlin said Putin also said Russia was willing to resume talks with Ukraine.These are young people who could be of great use to our country," he added."Special attention was paid to the status of the negotiations that are frozen because of Kyiv.President Vladimir Putin confirmed the Russian side's openness to resume dialogue," it said.Related:.Mr Kozhemyako accused Mr Vasyukevich of"tarnishing" the reputation of the Russian army and called him a"traitor".

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