UNITED NATIONS, March 18. /TASS/. The poorest countries received only about 3% of food supplies as part of the grain deal, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said at a meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday.
"We and many others have a lot of questions about the implementation of the so-called grain initiative, which is designed to facilitate the export of grain from Ukrainian ports. The main one is why it suddenly turned from a humanitarian into a commercial one? After all, statistics clearly indicate this," he said.
"Its influence on food prices in the world is highly debatable. Meanwhile the poorest countries received not 66% or 65% of supplies, as they said today here in this hall, but only about 3%," the Russian diplomat said.