Polyansky: Moscow did not receive a request for negotiations on grain supply from Kiev
MOSCOW, May 20 – RIA Novosti. Dmitry Polyansky, the First Deputy Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, said that there was no request from Ukraine to negotiate with Russia on grain supply, only accusations.
“If it’s normal practice, if there’s normal talk that some cargo of grain has to be towed, then there’s something to talk about. But no one has put that question before us until now,” Polyansky said in the publication. of the Russia-TV channel. a”.
Polyansky added that Ukraine does not directly cooperate with Russia on grain supply, but only supports the accusatory thesis that Russia should remove the obstacles in front of the ports through Western countries. “But in my opinion, we haven’t disclosed their blocking,” said the Deputy Representative.
“The water space of these ports is mined by Ukraine itself. Moreover, there are foreign ships with crews in these ports, Ukraine absolutely ignores attempts to withdraw ships from ports. We do not prevent this, we also say that and open humanitarian corridors every day,” – recalled Polyansky.
He added that the subject of Ukrainian grain was strongly heated in the Western press. “At the same time, the fact remains that not only Ukraine but also Russia distributes a significant portion of food primarily to poor countries that rely on the United Nations to buy their food,” Polyansky said.
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