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17 June 2022, 17:30

Lukashenko dismisses Ukrainian grain export issue as ‘artificially inflated'

BOBRUISK, 17 June (BelTA) – The problem of grain export from Ukraine was artificially inflated and dropped as soon as a number of transportation routes were proposed, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he addressed the staff of the Belshina company in Bobruisk, BelTA has learned.

"It turns out that the cheapest way is through Belarus. But we quickly figured out what they had in mind. Putin and I discussed this issue. I told him that they do not have grain in the volumes they claim. And it's not about the grain. They want to blame Putin and me for starving the world. Look, how mighty we are! We have created a famine in the world! We started to look into things and understood that they just want to pin another global problem on us and pit, for example, Africa and Asia, against us,” the head of state noted.

According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, when seven ways to export grain were proposed, the topic was immediately dropped. "There is no such topic on the agenda. This is the world we live in nowadays.”

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