During the conversation, the parties exchanged views in detail on issues related to global food security, the Kremlin said.

“Vladimir Putin emphasized that attempts to make Russia responsible for the difficulties with the supply of agricultural products to world markets are groundless.

Detailed explanations were given of the real causes of these problems, which arose, among other things, due to the anti-Russian sanctions of the United States and the European Union, ”the statement says.

The day before, in a conversation with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, the Russian state leader noted that Russia is ready to help overcome the food crisis through the export of grain and fertilizers, but for this it is necessary to remove politically motivated restrictions imposed by Western countries.