US considers temporary cancellation of Belarusian potash products in exchange for transit through Belarus informs The Wall Street Journal, citing sources.
In the opinion of the meeting participants, a six-month delay is being discussed. It is assumed that the transfer of imports from Ukraine will be carried out by rail through Belarus to the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda.
Formerly WSJ wrotethat UN Secretary General António Guterres proposes to reduce restrictions on the export of potash fertilizers from Russia and Belarus in exchange for the passage of ships with grain from the ports of Ukraine. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that for this it is necessary to first consider the issue of a ban on exports from Russia.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, speaking at the UN Security Council on May 19, Russia ended the blockade of Ukrainian ports, transfer Voice of America.
“The Russian government seems to believe that using food as a weapon can accomplish what the second one failed to do – break the spirit of the Ukrainian people, – he. – Food for millions of Ukrainians and millions of other people around the world in the literal sense meaning has become hostage to the Russian military.”
Blinken stated that “the decision to discuss food statistics as a weapon is made by Moscow and only Moscow.” According to him, there are about 20 million exporters in Ukrainian elevators, which cannot be used because of the war in agriculture.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres is also working on a “package of comprehensive measures” that allows for the resumption of food exports through the Black Sea.
“There is enough food in the world for everyone. The problem is [его] spread and prevalence with the war in Ukraine,” Guterres stated on the basis of the UN Security Council.