According to him, the US and the EU say they are fighting the food crisis, while imposing sanctions on Russian fertilizers, which can help overcome this crisis.

“No, Russia has not imposed restrictions – it continues to export fertilizers.

We just care about meeting domestic demand.

We left ourselves as much fertilizer as needed in order to harvest a very rich harvest this year ... So, it is very likely that we will have a record harvest of wheat, and we will be able to provide the world with this food, ”he said.

Oreshkin stressed that all measures taken by Russia in terms of fertilizers come down only to ensuring supply on the domestic market, and everything above this volume is “for export to the world market.” 

At the same time, the anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the West interfere with the supply of fertilizers. 

“Yes, this has been a problem in the last couple of months, because if you don’t have a dry cargo ship, if you don’t have a partner who buys fertilizers, of course, it’s very difficult to supply them to the world market.

Russia is ready to supply more both food and fertilizer, but it is very difficult to do this because of the logistics destroyed by the sanctions,” he said.

At the same time, the assistant to the President of Russia recalled that the United States, realizing the problem, even decided at one time to lift sanctions on Russian fertilizers.

“By the way, at some point, when the United States realized the problem, they lifted sanctions on Russian fertilizers.

At first they put it on, and after a couple of weeks they took it off.

But the European Union has retained these sanctions.

This is madness.

There is no logic in their steps, ”concluded Oreshkin.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a conversation with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, 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.