Russian Foreign Ministry: only 3% of grain sent to needy countries

Products sent from Russia as part of the “grain deal” are distributed in favor of developed countries, and not those who urgently need help. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Vershinin.

Sergey Vershinin

Sergey Vershinin

He stressed that fodder corn predominates among the grains exported under the agreements, while developing countries get little food.

“Most of these grains go to developed countries, and only a smaller part goes to less developed countries, and a very small part goes to countries in need of urgent assistance”Vershinin said.

According to him, the poorest states receive only 3% of the grain sent, and therefore statements about leveling the food situation in the world by exporting products from Ukraine do not correspond to reality. The Deputy Foreign Minister focused on the fact that Russia mainly contributes to food security by supplying agricultural products and fertilizers.

As reported IA REGNUM, earlier Vershinin said that Russia agreed to a temporary and comprehensive extension of the grain deal. He noted that grain is actively exported from Ukraine, while barriers remain for Russian agricultural exports.


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