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Russia warns France about ‘unacceptable’ arms deliveries to Ukraine

Russian Deputy International Minister Alexander Grushko in a Tuesday assembly with France’s ambassador to Moscow Pierre Levy warned Paris in opposition to the “unacceptable” supply of weapons to Ukraine.

“Consideration was focussed on the unacceptability of additional pumping Ukraine with Western, together with French, weapons that the Kyiv regime makes use of to shell civilian and infrastructure amenities,” Russia’s international ministry mentioned in an announcement.

The 2 additionally mentioned “the progress of the implementation of the grain deal and the issues of making certain meals safety,” the assertion added, referring to agreements signed by Russia and Ukraine permitting grain provides to depart Ukrainian ports.

An settlement signed on the similar time let Russia export agricultural merchandise and fertiliser regardless of Western sanctions over Moscow’s navy intervention in Ukraine.

The “must elevate unlawful sanctions in opposition to Russian producers of grain and fertilisers, in addition to to take away obstacles to saturating the markets of growing nations to be able to stop extreme humanitarian penalties, was identified,” the assertion mentioned.

The Kremlin has criticised the grain deal, signed underneath the mediation of Turkey and the United Nations, saying its personal exports have suffered.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that a lot of the deliveries have been arriving in Europe, not poor nations the place grain was wanted most.

On Tuesday, Putin accused the European Union of blocking 300,000 tonnes of Russian fertiliser from reaching the world’s poorest nations.



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