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Putin says he's willing to discuss resuming Ukrainian grain shipments

Putin also informed French President and German Chancellor that Russia was ready to increase its export of fertilizers and agricultural products if sanctions against it were lifted

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the presentation of Alexander Kurenkov as the new Russian Minister for Emergency Ministry in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. AP/PTI
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"For its part, Russia is ready to help find options for the unhindered export of grain, including the export of Ukrainian grain from Black Sea ports," the Kremlin said.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin told the leaders of France and Germany in a phone call on Saturday that Russia was willing to discuss ways to make it possible for Ukraine to resume shipments of grain from Black Sea ports, the Kremlin said.

Russia and Ukraine account for nearly a third of global wheat supplies, while Russia is also a key global fertilizer exporter and Ukraine is a major exporter of corn and sunflower oil.

"For its part, Russia is ready to help find options for the unhindered export of grain, including the export of Ukrainian grain from Black Sea ports," the Kremlin

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First Published: May 28 2022 | 6:45 PM IST

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