Tuesday, 19 July 2022 — Russian MFA
✅ Fact: According to UN statistics, 800 million tonnes of grain is produced annually around the world. Thus, the estimated 20 million tonnes of Ukrainian grain cannot radically resolve the problem by definition.
Also the EU is still dependent on forage crop imports, mostly corn, that is why while shouting from the rooftops about the urgent need to save Ukrainian cereals, the EU is primarily concerned with its own food security.
Russia has never blocked grain exports from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports. On the contrary, we are doing our best to provide two humanitarian maritime corridors in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. The problem is the high mine hazard and Kiev’s threats to fire at ships. This makes safe navigation in its territorial waters impossible.