Russian President Putin’s statements that allegedly 45% of grain underneath the grain settlement is delivered to European international locations and solely 3% to Africa are unfaithful. The Russian Federation doesn’t quit attempting to undermine the Black Sea Grain Initiative.
Supply: statement of the speaker of the Ministry of International Affairs of Ukraine, Oleh Nikolenko.
“Russia doesn’t quit attempting to undermine the Black Sea Grain Initiative. These statistics are unfaithful. Since 1 August 2022, Ukraine has exported 25.1 million tons of grain by the grain hall, tons of agricultural merchandise to 45 international locations:
In Africa – 2.9 million tons (11.6%)
In Asia – 12.1 million tons (48.2%)
In Europe – 10.1 million tons (40.2%)
Russia additionally is aware of that a part of the Ukrainian grain bought by Europe’s “well-fed international locations” is shipped as humanitarian re-export to Africa and Asia. Due to this fact, the precise statistics for exports to the African continent are even greater than 11.6%. To not point out that just about 50% of the merchandise assist Asian international locations,” the International Ministry spokesman mentioned.
“The Black Sea Grain Initiative has confirmed its effectiveness. World meals costs have stabilised. The grain hall saves thousands and thousands [of people] worldwide from malnutrition and starvation.
The worldwide group, primarily the international locations of Africa and Asia, shouldn’t enable Moscow to make use of meals as a weapon,” the international ministry added.
The international ministry additionally careworn that Ukraine will “faithfully adhere to its obligations as one of many guarantors of world meals safety”.
Background: Earlier, Putin mentioned that it’s essential to restrict the route of grain export by the grain hall from the territory of Ukraine: he claims that the majority grain was despatched to the EU and to not creating international locations. Ekonomichna Pravda confirmed numbers indicating that it is a lie.
On Saturday, the Ministry of International Affairs of Russia re-stated that the Black Sea “grain initiative” was prolonged for 60 days, not 120, as assumed by the preliminary agreements.
Beforehand, Ekonomicnha Pravda wrote that by extending the settlement for less than 60 days, the aggressor desires to take care of its political positions in international locations depending on meals imports, allegedly contributing to a bigger provide of grain on the earth and on the similar time – to scale back Ukraine’s earnings and choose Ukrainian niches in conventional markets, primarily in Egypt.
Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Reconstruction, reported the extension of the grain initiative for 120 days.
In October, Russia despatched the UN a listing of necessities and threatened to go away the settlement on grain export from the Black Sea in case of non-fulfilment.