Moscow: West is burying Russian part of grain deal
The Russian Foreign Ministry accused the West of sabotaging "burying" UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' humanitarian initiative.
Moscow accused the west of "burying" UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' humanitarian initiative by sabotaging the Russian part of the "package", commenting on the Istanbul agreements on food and fertilizers.
"We have to state that the 'package' of agreements proposed by Antonio Guterres and signed in Istanbul on July 22, 2022, does not work. The main problem is the sabotage of the implementation of the Russia-UN Memorandum by Western countries," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
"It is obvious that the Americans and Europeans do not care about the countries in need and efforts of the UN, which they have long and stubbornly been trying to turn into an obedient tool for serving their political goals."
The Ministry emphasized that the food card should not be played.
The statement mentioned that a great share of Ukraine's grains goes to the European Union, as opposed to the poorest countries. Russian agricultural exports are openly obstructed, as opposed to what Europeans and Americans claimed. "The West shamelessly buries humanitarian 'package' of the UN Secretary-General."
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The Ministry also mentioned that the "package" is being implemented far from the agreed-upon humanitarian goals and only on the export of Ukranian food. It also accused the West of being silent about the fact that Ukraine backs the resumption of operations of the Tolyatti-Odesa ammonia pipeline for purely political reasons.
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