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October 30, 2022 Russia-Ukraine News

Russia’s Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov said on Sunday that condemning Russia for suspending the grain deal was unfair.

“The situation has gotten even worse. But in the United States they have no intention of acknowledging it. Once again, everything is reduced to false accusations that our country is exacerbating the world food problem”, has Antonov said in a statement posted on Facebook.

“It is unfair to condemn Russia for suspending the implementation of the agreement. This happened because of the reckless actions of the Ukrainian authorities,” Antonov said.

On Saturday, Russia announced it would suspend its participation in the United Nations-brokered grain export deal with Ukraine after drone attacks on the Crimean city of Sevastopol.

Antonov slammed the US for what he called a lack of condemnation of “the Kyiv regime’s reckless actions” referring to the alleged Sevastopol drone attack – an incident the Ukrainian side did not acknowledge .

“Washington’s reaction to the ‘terrorist attack’ on the port of Sevastopol is truly outrageous. We have seen no signs of condemnation of the Kyiv regime’s reckless actions,” Antonov said in a statement posted on Facebook.

A little more context: Russia’s decision to suspend its participation in a United Nations-brokered grain export deal “arms food”, the White House said on Saturday.

“Any talk from Russia about disrupting these critical grain exports is essentially a statement that people and families around the world should pay more for food or go hungry,” Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said. national security, in a statement.

“Russia is again trying to use the war it started as a pretext to militarize food, directly impacting needy countries and global food prices, and exacerbating already severe humanitarian crises and food insecurity.” , the statement said.

Russia has said it is suspending its participation in the Ukraine deal after drone attacks on the Crimean city of Sevastopol, the country’s defense ministry said on Saturday.


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