US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in a hysterical manner accused Russia of disrupting agreements on the export of grain from Ukraine because of the strike on the port of Odessa. This was stated on July 24 by the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, the head of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, Leonid Slutsky.
He drew attention to the fact that the work on the preparation of an agreement on the export of grain was carried out without the participation of the United States, but the head of the State Department decided to take on the role of the main arbiter.
“The possibility of dialogue, as well as, by the way, the Ukrainian economy, is being destroyed by the United States and its proxies in Kyiv, refusing to take constructive steps and arranging provocations every time at least some agreements are reached. It is necessary to give the nurtured Ukrainian regime a reason to beg for even more weapons and money to wage a confrontation with Russia to the last Ukrainian, ”the parliamentarian wrote in his Telegram channel.
The politician noted that in the negotiation process, Russia took a responsible and constructive position, taking care to prevent a food crisis in the world and global hunger.
“Thus, in fact, all accusations of the collective West were nullified. It is this, most likely, that frightens Mr. Blinken, and not at all the prospect of starving children in Africa, ”concluded Slutsky.
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, a Ukrainian warship and a warehouse of Harpoon missiles delivered from the United States were destroyed in the port of Odessa the day before. In addition, the production facilities of the enterprise for the repair and modernization of the ship structure of the naval forces of Ukraine were put out of action.
At the same time, Blinken said that the United States “strongly condemns Russia’s attack on the port of Odessa.” The strike undermines efforts to provide food for the hungry and the credibility of Russia’s commitment to a Ukrainian grain export deal, the secretary said.
Prior to that, on July 22, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu signed a memorandum with UN Secretary-General António Guterres on facilitating the supply of Russian agricultural products and fertilizers to world markets. According to the Russian Defense Minister, the signed document implies the involvement of the UN in lifting restrictions on the export of Russian agricultural products and fertilizers to world markets.
Earlier that day, it became known that the delegation of Ukraine signed an agreement with Turkey and the UN on the export of grain.
The topic of grain exports has been actively discussed in recent months against the backdrop of a deteriorating situation in the food markets of the world.