Biden announced the search for an opportunity to deliver 20 million tonnes of grain.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, during a briefing in the capital of Oman, said that the Ukrainian authorities were blocking dozens of ships in their ports, including heavy cargoes of wheat.
According to the diplomat, kyiv is thwarting all Russian attempts to withdraw ships along the humanitarian corridors. At the same time, wheat must be delivered to various countries of the world, according to “Izvestia”.
Lavrov explained that the exit routes of ships from the ports are mined, so they cannot leave without kyiv's consent. And the proposals to create corridors for the withdrawal of these ships with the necessary goods “are ignored by Russia.
“The Ukrainian side does not cooperate, and its Western masters do not react in any way to this…explained the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Earlier, US President Joe Biden said the country was trying to export 20 million tons of grain from Ukraine.
The politician recalled the spike in food prices, which have reached record values.
Biden thinks the reasons are that Russia and Ukraine – the world's largest grain and corn suppliers.
“We are exploring ways to bring this grain back to the world market,” Biden told CNBC.
According to Politico, U.S. lawmakers have urged the Biden administration to create a black sea gum that could The stranded ships would come out.
Media says local farmers simply won't get zero where to store the new crop. And the maritime corridor remains the only option to overcome the crisis.
Lawmakers are convinced of the need to provide enough food in the face of “exorbitant global costs of food and delivery”. And Washington has a “narrow action window”; in the context of the deteriorating situation in Ukraine.
In turn, State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin said that it was the United States that was prolonging hostilities in Ukraine and “satisfied” in the country “requisition surplus and starvation.
Earlier, Topnews wrote that in early April, Deputy Head of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev urged compatriots not to buy products from “hostile countries” .