In an article for Newsweek, he stressed that despite opposition from Europe, Russia is ready to fulfill its obligations in good faith in accordance with international contracts for the export of agro-industrial complex, fertilizers, energy carriers and other products.

“We are ready to supply Russian grain to the most needy states free of charge (500,000 tons), as well as completely replace Ukrainian grain, which makes up only 2% of world production, at affordable prices to all interested countries,” he said.

As Reuters reported, citing four sources, Russia had previously requested the lifting of all Western sanctions on Rosselkhozbank to facilitate the export of Russian grain.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the world needs Russian grain and fertilizers, the grain deal must be extended.