WH: No talks with Russia on lifting sanctions

Thursday, 26. May 2022 22:49

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Thursday that the US government is not currently in talks with Russia on lifting sanctions and regarding grain exports from Ukraine.

"Sanctions from the United States and its allies and its partners are not preventing the export of Ukrainian or Russian agriculture, including food and fertilizer," said Jean-Pierre, stressing that the impossibility of exporting Ukrainian grain rests solely on Moscow, which is the one blocking their access to the international market.

"Russia should immediately allow Ukrainian or agricultural exports to go ahead," she further added. The remarks come after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he is ready to contribute to solving the food crisis, but only after the politically motivated sanctions have been lifted.

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