Putin confirmed Russia's readiness to provide grain to the poorest countries free of charge

02 November 2022


Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation with Indonesian President Joko Widodo confirmed the readiness of Russia to provide a significant amount of grain free of charge to the poorest countries, the Indonesian leader supported this approach. This was reported by the Kremlin press service on Wednesday following the conversation.


"In the context of ensuring global food security, Vladimir Putin outlined Russia's principled approaches to the implementation of the Istanbul package arrangements regarding the export of Ukrainian grain from Black Sea ports and unblocking the export of Russian agricultural products and fertilizers to world markets," the Kremlin press service said in a statement. They added that the Russian president also noted Russia's readiness to provide big volumes of grain to the poorest countries free of charge as humanitarian aid. "Joko Widodo supported such an approach," the Russian president's press service said.


In addition, Putin informed his interlocutor about the situation caused by using the sea humanitarian corridor by the Kiev regime to sabotage the infrastructure and ships of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, and that, having received the necessary guarantees from the Ukrainian side not to use the humanitarian route for military purposes, Russia is resuming the implementation of the grain deal.


Putin and the Indonesian president discussed current issues of bilateral cooperation and confirmed their intention to build up ties.


The conversation took place at the initiative of the Indonesian side.

 

 

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Based on materials from TASS