MOSCOW, Nov 1 UK faces sharp rise in food prices due to the suspension of Russia's participation in the grain deal, wrote columnist Stuart Carr in a Daily Mail article.
“In the UK, the prices of almost all bakery and pasta products rose by double digits, in some cases by as much as 63 .6 percent,” the journalist said.
In his opinion, Moscow's decision will exacerbate the situation not only in the British, but throughout the European market.
The grain deal is crucial to easing the global food crisis, he added Carr.
Russia last Saturday suspended the Istanbul food deal indefinitely. As explained in the Ministry of Defense, on October 29, Ukrainian troops, under the cover of a humanitarian corridor created for the export of grain, launched massive attacks on ships and infrastructure of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol.
The package grain deal consists of two documents that representatives of Russia and Ukraine , Turkey and the UN signed on July 22 in Istanbul. The first memorandum deals with the UN commitment to remove restrictions on the export of Russian fertilizers and agricultural products to world markets. The second defines the algorithm for the export of Ukrainian grain from ports in the Black Sea.
Head of the Ministry of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev stressed that Moscow is ready to donate up to 500,000 tons of grain to the poorest countries in the next four months and completely replace Ukrainian goods with Russian supplies at affordable prices.