The head of the Russian diplomatic mission noted that the supply of wheat from Russia to Egypt, despite the sanctions against Russia, even increased significantly. “Despite the obstacles that the West continues to create by inventing new sanctions, Russia is conscientiously honoring all grain shipment contracts to Africa and the Middle East,” the ambassador told the agency.
According to Borisenko, it was Western sanctions that caused the food crisis last year and led to disruptions in many supply chains, including food. He recalled the prohibition of the authorities of Western countries to allow their ships to enter Russian ports, although, the ambassador continued, it was the large-capacity Western fleet that previously transported most of the grain.
In addition, the interlocutor explained, the reasons for the failures in the supply of Russian grain include the prohibition of Western agencies to ensure commercial transport from Russia, the disconnection of our banks from the international interbank system to transmit information and make SWIFT payments, as well as well as the blocking of currency transfers to the Russian Federation, which complicated the logistics of supplies and made it difficult to pay for the products.
Recall that on January 28, a dry cargo ship from Russia delivered more than 60 tons of grain to the Egyptian port of Safaga.