China News Agency, Moscow, May 26 (Reporter Tian Bing) Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a phone call with Italian Prime Minister Draghi on the 26th that Russia is ready to export grain and fertilizers when the Western sanctions against Russia are lifted.

  According to the Kremlin's website on the same day, Putin and Draghi discussed the situation in Ukraine.

Putin briefed on the work being carried out in the Donbas region, and introduced the measures taken to ensure the safety of navigation, including the daily opening of humanitarian corridors for civilian ships to depart from Azov and Black Sea ports.

In addition, Putin also made a basic assessment of Ukraine's freezing of the Russian-Ukrainian negotiation process.

  The two sides discussed in detail the state of the global food security field.

Putin pointed out that the accusation of blaming Russia for the supply of agricultural products in the world market is unfounded, and the difficulties that have arisen are related to the interruption of production and logistics chain operations, as well as the fiscal and financial policies of Western countries during the new crown epidemic.

The situation has been exacerbated by anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union.

  Putin emphasized that Russia is ready to make a major contribution to overcoming the food crisis by exporting grain and fertilizers as long as the West lifts the politically motivated restrictions on Russia.

  In addition, when discussing the issue of energy security, Putin said that Russia will ensure the continuous supply of natural gas to Italy at the price stipulated in the contract.

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