Monday, July 22, 2024

Putin accused the West of using the grain deal as a tool for ‘political blackmail’


Vladimir Putin criticized the Westerners’ approach after ending a deal on Ukrainian grain that created tensions in the Black Sea. “Instead of helping countries in real need, the West has used the grain deal for political blackmail and turned it into a tool to enrich multinationals and speculators in the world market”, the Russian president said during a televised government meeting. The Kremlin leader reiterated that Russia is ready to return to an agreement on Ukrainian grain exports if its demands are met.all over them”. Follow our life.

From Thursday, any boat plying the Black Sea will be considered a potential military vessel by Moscow. Since the grain deal that allowed Ukraine to export its produce has now expired, Russia will consider any boat plying this sea route as a military vessel from Thursday, Wednesday July 19. The flags of which countries these ships fly will also be considered “Parties in conflict”Warns Moscow.

No more ship owners go to the Black Sea. BMany insurers have positioned their risk coverage in the region, particularly towards the ports of Odessa, Chornomorsk and Yuzhny. Despite Russian threats, Kyiv has said it wants to maintain its grain exports by sea, particularly by river and land, while counting on other alternative transport routes.

Nearly 60,000 tons of grain were destroyed. During the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, Russian attacks on the port of Tkronomark caused heavy damage. “It will take at least a year to fully repair the damaged infrastructure” Minister of Agriculture of Ukraine said. 12 people were injured in these attacks.

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France considers these strikes “war crimes”. Following in the footsteps of Berlin’s condemnation, French diplomatic judges are weighing in on Moscow “An irresponsible threat to global food security”. Earlier, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki, said: “I urge stakeholders to resolve issues to allow continued and safe delivery of grain and fertilizer from Ukraine and Russia to areas in need, including Africa.”