Not allowed to import: Turkey checks information about the theft of Ukrainian grain by Russia

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Not allowed to import: Turkey checks information about Russian theft of Ukrainian grain

Russians steal grain/Collage of Channel 24

Ankara takes allegations of Russian theft of Ukrainian grain seriously and is investigating the allegations. But it will not allow stolen grain to be imported into the country.

This was stated by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at a joint press conference with British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss in Ankara.

Turkey will not buy stolen grain

We take every allegation seriously and investigate them seriously. Every time we report the result, especially to the Ukrainian side,” Cavusoglu said.

Cavusoglu said Turkey would oppose Russia or any other country stealing Ukrainian grain or other goods and illegally selling them to international markets. “We, as Turkey, will not allow these goods to come to us,” he said.

Note that on June 3, Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Vasily Bodnar said that Turkish buyers were among those who received grain , which Russia stole from Ukraine and added that it had asked for help from Turkey to identify and punish those responsible for the cargo.

Russia steals Ukrainian grain and blocks ports

Russia and Ukraine account for about a third of world wheat supplies. Therefore, the export of agricultural products is important for filling the budget of Ukraine, and Russia is trying to weaken the economy of Ukraine, therefore it does not allow the export of grain, blocks Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea, deprived Ukraine of access to the Sea of ​​Azov and destroys the railway infrastructure.

Turkey is actively participates in negotiations between Ukraine and Russia on unblocking sea routes for grain. But while there are few results, at the last talks held on June 22, Turkey and Russia allegedly agreed to continue consultations on the safe departure of ships from Ukrainian ports. So far, Ukraine is not participating in these negotiations

Also, the Russians are actively stealing Ukrainian food. According to Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Taras Vysotsky, the invaders stole more than half a million tons of grain from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

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