Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin puppets deny responsibility for a looming global food shortage – and claim the West is to blame.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday gave Ukraine a duty to solve the problem of resuming grain deliveries by clearing mines in its ports.
Lavrov said no action is needed on the Russian side as they have already made the necessary commitments.
“We declare daily that we are ready to guarantee the safety of ships leaving Ukrainian ports and heading towards the (Bosphorus) Gulf, we are ready to do this in cooperation with our Turkish colleagues,” he said Talks with his Turkish counterpart.
“To solve the problem, Ukrainians just need to let ships out of their ports, either by clearing mines or marking safe corridors, that’s all it takes.”
Ukraine is one of the world’s top grain exporters, and Western countries have accused Russia of creating a risk of global famine by closing Ukraine’s Black Sea ports. Moscow denies responsibility for the international food crisis, blaming Western sanctions.
Lavrov said the main problem is that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy “categorically refused” to solve the problem of mined ports.
“If they have now changed their position, then there are no complications on our side, let’s see how the preliminary agreements that we discussed yesterday and today can be put into practice.”
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