Kremlin: We heard sly statements from the West on the issue of Russian grain exports, and it is under special discussion

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the second part of the grain deal to bring Russian products to world markets is not being implemented, which is the subject of a special discussion.

Peskov continued in his statements today, Friday: “We heard very sly statements from representatives of the United States of America and a number of European countries that there are no sanctions against Russian food and fertilizers. Theoretically, this is true, but the reality is that the entry of Russian food products and fertilizers into the world market is very difficult and limited.

Peskov pointed out that this is due to the fact that “merchant ships cannot call at ports, cannot be insured, and other obstacles are not accepted, serviced,” stressing that when agreeing on a scheme for exporting grain from Ukrainian ports and creating a mechanism that will help launch this process, there was a clear understanding that the opening of the situation in the Black Sea will help this process, with the lifting of the embargo associated with the entry of Russian products to international markets.

“The Black Sea part of the agreement was settled with the direct participation of Russia and with the very valuable mediation efforts of Turkey, without terminating the second part, which is still the subject of private discussions,” Peskov said.

During a speech at a plenary meeting of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, the Russian President said that two of the 87 ships carrying 60,000 tons of food, out of 2 million tons, 3% of grain shipments went to the European Union, and not to the European Union, poor countries.

For his part, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised that Turkey would take the necessary measures to ensure that Russian grain, if it comes through the Black Sea passage, would reach poor African countries.

Source: RIA Novosti

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