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Putin Considers Restricting Grain Exports Through Black Sea Ports Cites "Europe's Deception"

Putin Considers Restricting Grain Exports Through Black Sea Ports Cites

Russia President Vladimir Putin said he was considering restricting grain exports through the reopened Black Sea ports accusing Ukraine and its western allies of sending most of the grain to Europe instead of poorer, food insecure countries.

A deal brokered by the United Nations and Turkey on July 22 allowed Ukraine, one of the world’s top grain exporters, to begin shipments through the ports that had been sealed in February after Russia’s invasion of its neighbour.

More than 2 million tonnes of grain have been exported over the last five weeks, according to the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) that oversees the shipments.

In a speech to an economic forum in Russia’s Far East region of Vladivostok, Putin suggested that he may speak with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about revising the deal. The Associated Press cites him as saying:

With the exclusion of Turkey as a mediator, practically all the grain exported from Ukraine was sent to (European Union) nations instead of the poorest countries.

It’s obvious that with an approach like that, the magnitude of the food problem in the world will keep growing, and that could lead to an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe. Maybe it’s worth thinking about restricting the exports of grain and other products on that route? I will certainly discuss the issue with the president of Turkey.

The JCC, which is coordinated by the UN, Turkey, Ukraine and Russia, said 30 per cent of cargo had gone to low and lower-middle-income countries such as Egypt, Iran, Libya, India, South Korea, China and Israel.

It noted that one of five commercial vessels scheduled to set sail from Ukraine on September 7 is destined for Kenya with 51 400 tonnes of wheat. The four other ships are destined for Spain and Turkey.

In all, 96 outbound ships have left Ukrainian ports with more than 2.2 million tonnes of grain.

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25 Comments

xyz 3 weeks ago

ndiani anoti nyooooi


Sputnik 3 weeks ago

Putin under stress.
Is he really concerned about where the grain is going or is ge trying to put the West under sustained pressure because of sanctions?
Weaponising commerce?
Reverse sanctions?
Humanitarian concerns?

Putin is an enigma.
6 months gone, and he has failed to triumph over Ukraine....
Njuga dzarema

Sche cher vurmerla Ukrania ✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼


Maonero 3 weeks ago

To be honest ndaisaziva kuti kune vanhu vakuru vakadzungaira sezvauri wena. Pray for your head b4 too much waste accumulate in it

Putin 3 weeks ago

I've achieved my goals....l"ve successfully created a land border thru luhankas, donestk, Crimea & severdoneskt territories.... strength of the ruble is testament to my ingenuity & uselessness of your sanctions...if the grain is not going to my friends in Africa l may close the black sea port, which is one of my successes, controlling the black sea

Sorojena 3 weeks ago

Poo-tin worrying about poor nations? What a big lie! Why is he not worrying about involving the Russian Federal states in a futile war with Ukraine


Mafirakureva 3 weeks ago

@Blue, Putin is not interested in getting wheat to developing countries, he is just weaponising the food issue. That wheat is NOT coming from Russia but Ukraine, and it's not a handout. It is commerce. If Russia was so pally-Wally with the developing world he should have donated Russian wheat to them.

As to food wastage in Europe, my God, aren't you ashamed!!! Yes there are mountains of discarded foods, mountains chickens, beef butter, sugar - you name it. But the fact is either they produce it or they buy it. Unlike the developing countries you worry about so much who look for handouts after destroying their agricultural business like some banana republic between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers we know.

Why begrudge countries who can afford to throw away chickens because they have expired - overdue sell-by date? Imimi muno muchienda kuIrvines kunonhonga matumbu ehuku akaora.

Shame on you Blue💙

Blue💙 3 weeks ago

Ko ingawani you echoed Kagame's sentiments that we are starved in this country and Africa. Now that Russia wants you to gave some food hamuchade futi. Confusion.
Did you know over a million chickens are thrown away every year in Europe. That's how much food they have. Will send you exact figures about the amount of food they waste anually.

Revelation 3 weeks ago

Ukraine is starting to recruit women soldiers..so that will tell you everything you need to know

Mujibha 3 weeks ago

Ndimi maiti varungu veku Europe ndidzo shasha vanogona kurima hezvo varikuto import. Manje Putin ucharamba negorosi rake.


hachitonge matare chibhagera 3 weeks ago

ukraine iri muEurope wani

Mafirakureva 3 weeks ago

Mujibha, wheat iyo haisi kubva kuRussia. Iri kubva kuUkraine

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surprised 3 weeks ago

am surprised that a country that is currently in war is exporting grain to countries that are not in war . Zimbabwe government should be ashamed of ts pfumvudza chants


605.. 3 weeks ago

a good leader to the world I really respect Putin he is unique


Zuze 3 weeks ago

F*uck you ars*whole @605.
If all the countries in the United Nations, only 5 support Putin, and another 25 are sitting on the fence, including China Zimbabwe and South Africa

Which world are you talking about, ignoramus?

Gafa 3 weeks ago

Ndokunonzi kurima kwete hee takatora minda kundobata mbeva badzi Zanu is a disgrace.Kutadza kuzadza ma silos ari paChegutu hawo


Zuze 3 weeks ago

Taura hako @Gafa. Four years ago Zimbabwe yakakwereta chibahwe from Nicholls (uya aive nemaSilo paBanket), now aalurima ari kuZambia, nanhasi hatisati tamubhadhara.

Vaakuda kuti adzoke futi. Zvononyadzisa

cde chipopi 3 weeks ago

ipai varungu minda chete nyika ibudirire kwete kuda kunyepa zvema hara kuti heee takatora minda imi muchizoda kupiwa chikafu nana Russia nana Ukraine . Look West policy is the way forward kwete zvenyu zvekuti ma China izvi. Tinoda Capital expertise ne technology muno kuti zvinhu zvifambe.


clueless 3 weeks ago

kkkkkkk guy's Putin siyanai naye chibaba chevese biden urkuti kudi naye uyo kungo mutsvara wavharisa black sea port's


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 weeks ago

I do not support Russia in its war with Ukrane, but I support Vladimir Putin on this point of food security.

Since this program started, only one ship left Ukrane destined for and docked at the poverty stricken country. It docked at the horn of Africa and was destined for Ethiopia.

Most of the ships which left Ukrane during this program have been destined for Europe. That trend must stop or revised.

[ THE UKRANE/RUSSIA WAR IS SENSELESS. IT MUST STOP ].

[ CITIZENS MUST REGISTER TO VOTE AND VOTE FOR CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].

Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


Kong 3 weeks ago

Half of the World's grain comes from Russia and Ukraine but here in Africa we have more fertile soil and and plenty of land..Africans need to be serious.


Kule Kule 3 weeks ago

Pembererai henyu asi kana muri semi vaya vaya mukasire kurangarira mwedzi wa mbudzi we gore riya.


Gwedu 3 weeks ago

The bottom line Putin wapera wangu. Chasara i voice badzi but wapera


3 weeks ago

The only country with white people who banned homo****


Tkt says 3 weeks ago

@SONBOY,,,, after all the terns of the deal for to open export lines for the vulnerable!



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