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Russian President Putin ties grain exports to demand that sanctions go

Putin didn't specify if he was referring to Russian exports or those from Ukraine that have been stopped by Moscow's blockage of ports since its invasion began in late February

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Putin holds a portrait of his father, war veteran Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin, as he takes part in the Immortal Regiment march on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. Photo: Reuters.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said he’s willing to facilitate grain and fertilizer exports as global concern mounts about food shortages and rising prices – but only if sanctions on his country are lifted.

Putin didn’t specify if he was referring to Russian exports or those from Ukraine that have been stopped by Moscow’s blockage of ports since its invasion began in late February. 

The US and its allies would be highly unlikely to agree to remove the extensive sanctions placed on Russia for its actions in Ukraine in response to the Russian leader’s move to link it to the growing food crisis.

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First Published: May 28 2022 | 1:42 AM IST

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