Is the US interested? Is Ukraine interested? Neither nation appears to be interested in resolving this food issue.
Moscow and Ankara are interested in solving the problems that arise in the world in the field of food security, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference on topical issues on the international agenda, TASS reports.
“Our presidents [Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan], clearly outlining their approaches, respect each other’s positions and instead of making issues on which positions differ, make them the subject of disagreements, they try to take into account the concerns, Moscow – Ankara, Ankara – Moscow. In general, in this vein, a recent telephone conversation took place regarding the problems that have been created over the past two years by the West in the field of food security and which, of course, have become aggravated due to thoughtless sanctions, which the West first introduced, and then began to think, how these sanctions will affect food supplies to various regions of the world,” Lavrov said.
“Yes, we are interested in solving these problems with Turkey,” the minister said.
Lavrov noted that Putin had recently outlined the possibility of unblocking food supplies.
“The President, in his recent interview, detailed how food supplies can be unblocked both from the Black Sea ports, which are mined by Ukrainians, and from the ports of the Sea of Azov, which are already controlled by Russia and which have been cleared, and from which there are also reliable routes through the Kerch Strait to the Strait Bosporus and the Dardanelles,” the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry said.