Ukraine Official Claims Turkey Buy Russian-Stolen Grain

Ukraine Ambassador to Turkey Vasyl Bodnar accused Turkey of buying grains the Russians had stolen from Ukraine.

Bodnar claimed that Russia had sold stolen Ukrainian grains to foreign countries while blocking Ukrainian ports from exporting the grains.

“Russia is shamelessly stealing Ukrainian wheat and trying to get it out of occupied Crimea,” Bodnar said.

Bodnar said that Russia had posed threats to global food security. He noted that 22 million tonnes of grain have remained blocked as Russia has continued its military activities in the Black Sea.

Turkey has planned to establish a command center mechanism in Istanbul, allowing the delivery of 20 million tons of grain and sunflower seeds from Russia and Ukraine. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the command center would facilitate the safe export of Ukrainian grain and other agricultural products.

Bodnar said that Ukraine, in cooperation with the United Nations, has looked for solutions to the problem of exporting Ukrainian grains.

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