Russia not to blame for global food crisis – Putin
Russia is ready to aid in transporting Ukrainian grain but the western sanctions make it impossible, the Russian president has said
Restrictions imposed by the US and its allies against Russia and Belarus will only exacerbate the looming global food crisis by affecting fertilizer trade and sending the food prices further up, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Russian media on Friday.
The root causes of the crisis lie with the US financial policies during the Covid-19 pandemic and Europe's over-reliance on renewables and short-term gas contracts, which have led to price hikes and rising inflation, Putin has said. On Thursday, similar ideas were expressed by the president’s aide, Maksim Oreshkin, in an interview with RT.
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