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Russia ready to supply food and fertilizers abroad, but sanctions prevent it — official

Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko noted that the logistics are broken and Russia is unable to supply agricultural fertilizers on time and in full

MAPUTO, May 31. /TASS/. Russia is still ready to supply food and fertilizers to countries that need of these products, but Western sanctions prevent it, Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko said on Tuesday, speaking at the National Assembly of Mozambique

"The logistics are broken. Russia is unable to supply agricultural fertilizers to countries in need on time and in full. We are ready to fulfill our duties, but the imposed restrictions hinder us from doing it. Russia is still ready to supply food, wheat, and other types of food, but it is impossible to enter ports and so on," she said.

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said earlier that Washington provokes the food crisis on the territory of Ukraine, depriving it of grain reserves. According to the diplomat, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization experts have repeatedly noted that prices reached record-breaking figures before February 2022. She emphasized, the anti-Russian sanctions of the West, which led to ruptured ties in the global logistics and transport infrastructure, became the "main catalyst" of the existing negative trends.