At first, the president remembered where Ukrainian wheat mainly ends up.
Vladimir Putin spoke in Moscow on Monday on Russia-Africa at a multipolar world conference. Now many politicians from the Black Continent are more concerned about the food security of their countries. Not surprisingly, the Russian leader spends most of his time on the grain deal.
At first, the president remembered where most of the Ukrainian wheat ends up:
– Of the total volume of grain exported from Ukraine, about 45% went to European countries and only 3% to Africa.
This is despite the fact that initially the grain deal was generally initiated to support poor countries. Furthermore, our demands to lift the fertilizer sanctions have not been met.
Vladimir Vladimirovich demanded that the grain agreement be turned into a package. That is, all conditions must be met simultaneously.
– Developing countries need large amounts of food. We insist on full compliance with Russia’s key requirements: grain and fertilizers should go to needy African states, and not be sent to well-fed European markets, the country’s head noted.
He immediately said what Russia would do if we didn’t renew the grain deal in 60 days.
“We are ready to supply all the volume that was sent in the previous time to the countries of Africa in particular need, to deliver from Russia to these countries free of charge,” Putin promised.
Vladimir Vladimirovich recalled that Moscow had canceled $20 billion in debt to African countries. And now all together we oppose the West.
“Russia and the countries of Africa uphold the traditional norms of morality and social principles of our peoples, oppose the neo-colonial ideology imposed from abroad,” the president said.