UNITED NATIONS, May 20. /TASS/. Western countries did not refute the "grain for weapons" deal with Ukraine during a session of the UN Security Council, Russia’s First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said on Thursday.
"We asked our Western colleagues to publicly refute this version that many experts are inclined to believe nowadays right at the meeting. Of course, nobody did this. Just as nobody explained how these deliveries facilitate the bolstering of global food security which the Western states are so concerned about verbally," he wrote on his Telegram channel.
Earlier on Thursday, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said at a session of the UN Security Council on conflicts and food security that exported Ukrainian grain doesn’t go to impoverished countries but to the EU, possibly, as payment for arms supplies.
In his address, the Russian diplomat asked his Western colleagues, above all, the US and the EU, to publicly refute this version yet not a single Western representative addressed this issue.