Russian Government Announces to Provide Free Grains to The Needy Countries

In order to help the poor countries, the government of Russia has offered free-of-cost grain to needy countries.

According to the Tweet posted on November 1, the permanent representative of Russia to the international organisation said that the Russian government is ready to provide 500,000 tons of free grain to poor countries to help in the inflation crisis.

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“#Russia is ready to supply 500 000 tons of #grain free of charge to countries in need (count out the Western states who so far got the major part of supplies through the grain export corridor from Ukraine),” Tweet said.

It is to be mentioned here that post-Russia-Ukraine war, the whole world is facing a shortage of grain and the effects of this shortage is more problematic for the countries that are already debt-trapped.

On the other hand, western countries are directly blaming the Russian government for creating the food crisis in the entire world and specifically in the African countries.

As per the details, the government of Russia has announced to suspend its participation in the Black Sea grain deal brokered by the United Nations. After what it said was a major drone attack by Ukraine on its fleet in Crimea, dealing a blow to attempts to ease the global food crisis.

The President of the United States (POTUS) Joe Biden denounced the move by the Russian authorities as “purely outrageous”. President Biden also said that this move would increase the starvation globally.

Defence ministry of Putin-led Russian government said Ukraine attacked the Black Sea Fleet near Sevastopol on the annexed Crimean Peninsula with 16 drones early on Saturday. The ministry also said that the British navy “specialists” had helped coordinate the “terrorist” attack.

It is pertinent to mention here that the suspension by Russia will cut the grain exports of the Ukrainian government from its crucial Black Sea ports. This could cause the starvation situation in the country.

Jean Harris

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