Abramchenko: Russia as an experiment sent grain to Turkey in the autumn for rubles
MOSCOW, December 22 – RIA Novosti. Russia for the first time delivered grain for rubles to Turkey in the fall, the first experiment was successful, knowledgeable Victoria Abramchenko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
Answering a question on the broadcast of the NTV channel, Abramchenko said, “We did an experiment this fall. An agreement was made and the agreements were in rubles. With Turkey. But so far this is more of an experiment than a rule.” To which new parts of the world and in what currency Russia supplies grain.
“Our Central Bank is working with all friendly countries to implement this settlement mechanism in national currencies. So in principle it is possible. The first attempt was successful.”
Russia currently supplies food to 150 countries, continued the Deputy Prime Minister. “This is quite a number of states and these are the states with the highest population growth. And these countries are friendly to the Russian Federation,” he said.
According to him, in 2022, the Russian Federation has already exported 21 million tons of food and 14.5 million tons of fertilizers. “So despite the existence of sanctions, there is actually a logistical war with us, bans on settlements, disconnecting us from the interbank system, food and mineral fertilizer trade continues. It is difficult. We overcome these difficulties,” Abramchenko said. concluded. He told reporters in June that Russia is ready to move to agreements with friendly countries in terms of national currencies and is holding talks on this issue.
The head of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Dmitry Patrushev said earlier that in May, the department will also discuss with the countries of the Middle East and North Africa the possibility of switching to ruble settlements for deliveries in grain tenders. Like revising the settlement mechanism to exclude European banks from it.
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