The report, published on the website of the Swiss Federal Council, says that countries importing Russian grain are facing difficulties as financial transactions with Russia have become difficult, and many shipping companies are boycotting them.
“Grain imports from Russia are not subject to Western sanctions, but importers are experiencing difficulties in buying Russian grain (due to the separation of a number of Russian banks from the SWIFT payment system), as financial transactions with Russian companies have become more complicated and many shipping companies are,” says in the message of the crossroads of Russia.
The report also states that a number of countries in Africa and the Middle East depend on grain imports from Ukraine and Russia up to 90%.
The UN has warned of a food crisis threatening the world due to grain shortages, and the West has accused Russia of obstructing the export of Ukrainian grain to world markets, Moscow, for its part, has categorically denied such accusations.
Moscow said that the Kyiv authorities are obstructing the export of grain, including the deliberate burning of grain in the port of Mariupol, the mining of the Black Sea by Ukrainian forces, which prevents ships from going to sea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously stated that there are no problems with the export of grain from Ukraine, and Russia does not interfere in this, and the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed its readiness to help export grain from Ukraine.
Source: RIA Novosti