MOSCOW, March 10. /TASS/. Attempts by Western countries to impede supplies of Russian fertilizers, oil, gas and metals will have serious consequences in the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with government members.
"This (obstruction of supplies - TASS.) concerns energy carriers, oil. Of course, it concerns gas, including liquefied gas. This also concerns fertilizers, and some other goods, metals, and so on, chemical products in the broad sense of the word. As for fertilizers, then, of course, if this continues further, it will have serious consequences for this segment of the world market and for food in general," Putin said.
As the President noted, attempts to interfere with the supply of Russian products will have a negative impact on the global economy.
"It will also affect macroeconomic indicators, because inflation is inevitable in this case," Putin said.
He supported the position of Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov, who said that if logistics problems continue, Russia is ready to redirect exports to other countries. According to the minister, Russian suppliers do not want to create problems and increase prices.
However, the minister noted, that European carriers are not loading Russian products on their ships. If this practice continues, then, according to Manturov, Russia will supply products to those markets where they are ready to buy them.