Head of the African Union Sall: Putin announced his readiness to ensure the export of grain from Ukraine The head of the African Union, Maki Sall, called on Western countries to lift sanctions from Russia that hinder the supply of grain to international markets. He warned of the consequences of grain shortages for the food security of the continent The head of the African Union reported on Putin's words about Ukrainian grain” />
Maki Sall and Vladimir Putin
Russia is ready to ensure the export of Ukrainian grain, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with President of Senegal and Chairman of the African Union Macky Sall. Sull wrote about this on Twitter.
Politicians met in Sochi and discussed, among other things, the situation with the supply of grain. Sall urged Western countries to remove Russian grains and fertilizers from sanctions: he said the restrictions deprived African states of access to these goods, which “has implications for food security.” continent.
The head of the African Union said that he had high hopes for cooperation between Russia and Africa and that many countries of the continent did not condemn Moscow for the military operation in Ukraine, despite great pressure. At the same time, Sall emphasized that even countries far from the conflict were affected by it.
The Russian authorities have repeatedly spoken about their readiness to ensure the transit of grain blocked there due to hostilities from Ukraine so that it enters international markets. Russian Ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzya repeated the day before that Moscow would allow passage for Ukrainian ships with grain if Kyiv cleared the approaches to the ports.
On June 2, the Anadolu Agency reported that Russia, Ukraine and Turkey, with the assistance of the UN, developed a plan to which will allow exporting about 20 million tons of grain and sunflower seeds from Ukraine. According to the agency, representatives of the four parties will soon hold a meeting to discuss the details.
Ukraine demands security guarantees from Russia and other countries for ships and ports involved in this process. “We are also not opposed to UN intervention. Our main concern is that our wheat gets to those countries that need it, — stressed Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba.
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