Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan supported Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, who said the day before that Ukrainian grain allegedly goes to the EU countries through the Black Sea corridor, and not to the poorest countries in Africa and Asia. Erdogan’s words are quoted by the Turkish state agency Anadolu.
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On September 7, Putin said that this was “just a swindle” by Russia, since Ukrainian grain supposedly hardly goes to Africa and Asia. According to the dictator, “only two ships out of 87” for 60,000 tons were loaded under the UN program, and the rest was supposedly taken by the EU countries. Russian propaganda is spreading the lie that “Ukraine is paying with grain for Western weapons.”
“Putin is right that the grain corridor is not delivered to the poorest countries. It is delivered to developed countries,” Erdogan said at a joint press conference with his Croatian counterpart Zoran Milanovic in Zagreb.
Yesterday, September 7, Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba wrote that “Russians’ fiction about sending grain only to Europe simply does not correspond to reality,” and that 2/3 of the grain is sent to the markets of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
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Erdogan said that Putin is “concerned about the supply of grain to countries that have introduced restrictions on Moscow.”
The Turkish President “hopes and advocates for the export of agricultural products to begin from Russia.” He promised to discuss this with Putin at a meeting in Samarkand.
Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Mustafa Nayem wrote yesterday that 2.37 million tons of agricultural products have already been exported.
54 vessels with 1.04 million tons were sent to Asian countries, 32 vessels with 0.85 million tons to Europe, 16 vessels with 0.47 million tons to Africa. More about it.
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