MOSCOW, November 16. /TASS/. The global harvest in 2023 may be in jeopardy due to a shortage of Russian fertilizers and restrictions on the country’s businessmen, Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said in an interview with Izvestia daily.
"Much was said at the summit yesterday about the necessity to ensure access to fertilizers, particularly by the countries involved in agriculture. Whereas fertilizers are largely exported by the Russian Federation. Now, being aware themselves of the shortage of fertilizers, with next year’s harvest possibly in jeopardy, they are still in no rush to lift the existing sanctions and restrictions on Russian businessmen," he said.
"Western countries have now realized that by slapping restrictions, trying to do harm to the Russian Federation, they are doing the opposite," Siluanov added.
Moscow fully provides for itself, the minister said, noting that the issue of removing anti-Russia sanctions is crucial, otherwise the global economy may delve into a recession.