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Macron called on Russia to let the UN organize the export of grain from Ukraine


Grain harvesting in Ukraine. File photoMOSCOW, June 16Paris, Berlin and Rome are calling on Moscow to allow the UN to organize the export of grain from Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron said. Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrived in Thursday to Ukraine, where we had a meeting with Volodymyr Zelensky.In Ukraine, they requested a grain corridor for export through Moldova “We officially call together from Kyiv Russia, a permanent member of the Security Council, to allow the UN to organize the supply of grain,” he said at a press conference in Kiev. The UN has repeatedly stated the threat of a food crisis due to for the shortage of grain, the West accused Russia of opposing the supply of Ukrainian grain to world markets – Moscow categorically rejected such accusations. At the same time, the Kyiv authorities themselves created many obstacles to the export of grain for export: in addition to the revealed arson of grain in the Mariupol port, Ukrainian troops carried out mining in the Black Sea, which does not allow grain to be transported to world markets by ships.Poland has announced the construction of storage facilities for Ukrainian grainRussian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia does not prevent the export of grain from Ukraine. According to him, if Ukraine clears the ports, ships with grain will be able to leave without any problems. On June 12, Ukrainian authorities announced that there were allegedly 22 million tons of grain in the country, which would be exported along new routes through Poland, Romania and the Baltic Sea. Next week, a delegation of MEPs intends to visit Poland's border with Ukraine and inspect the process of exporting Ukrainian grain. Drags won't solve anything in Kyiv