TASS. October 30. NATO has called on Russia id review its decision on the suspension of its participation in the Ukraine grain deal and urgently restore it, Reuters reported on Sunday.
"We call on Russia to reconsider its decision and renew the deal urgently, enabling food to reach those who need it most," the agency quoted NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu as saying.
According to the agency, the alliance also called on Russia to stop using food as a weapon.
The Russian defense ministry said on Saturday that following a terror attack committed by the Kiev regime "with participation of specialists from the United Kingdom against Russian Black Sea Fleet and civilian ships engaged to ensure security of the grain corridor, the Russian side is suspending its participation in the implementation of agreements on the export of food from Ukrainian ports."
Russian Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev said that Russia, including with Turkey’s participation, is ready to supply up to 500,000 tons of grain to the poorest countries in the next four months free of charge.