Kirby: No plans to use US military to move grain

Thursday, 26. May 2022 21:25

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby assured on Thursday that the United States is not considering using the military to assist in the movement of grain outside of Ukraine.

"There are no plans to use United States military, military resources or assets to help move grain out of Ukraine," said Kirby during his daily news briefing, while adding that Moscow is weaponizing food and the economic assistance.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia is ready to contribute to solving the food crisis, but only after the politically motivated sanctions have been lifted. However, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis suggested on Monday that warships could be used to secure grain transportation from Ukraine to the countries that need the export.

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