Russian response to Ukrainian grain contribution to Sudan

December 29, 2022 (KHARTOUM) – Has Russia expressed any concern over Ukraine’s determination to supply humanitarian help to its nation, that is what Sudan Tribune tried to confirm up to now few days.

On November 24, Ukraine introduced the availability of 125,000 tonnes of wheat to 4 international locations along with Sudan, together with Yemen, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria.

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Nevertheless, Kyiv didn’t specify the dimensions of Sudan’s share of this humanitarian help.

A month after this announcement on December 26, Sudan’s International Minister Ali Sadiq obtained in his workplace Russian Ambassador Vladimir Zheltov in Khartoum.

In an announcement after the assembly, the 2 sides agreed that the availability of wheat, grains and agricultural fertilizers is essential for the worldwide market, particularly in Africa.

A Sudanese diplomat confirmed to the Sudan Tribune that the Russian diplomat welcomed the Ukrainian transfer because it helps the continued efforts to mitigate the detrimental results of the Russia-Ukraine battle.

“On the contrary, all countries welcomed the Ukrainian humanitarian aid to African countries because they are most affected by the repercussions of the war between Russia and Ukraine, and they are not part of the agenda of the current international political conflict,” additional emphasised. the diplomat, who spoke on the situation of anonymity.

On November 17, Russia and Ukraine agreed to increase the UN-brokered Black Sea Grain Initiative by 120 days that creates a protected maritime transit hall that enables grain and oilseed exports to renew from Ukraine.

In keeping with the UN, Sudan will obtain 65,340 tons underneath this settlement.

The Sudanese diplomat mentioned identified that the transportation of Ukrainian help to the 4 international locations is topic to many problems, together with the approval of Russia and the United Nations, along with some events sponsoring transportation.

Concerning the Urkainese wheat to Sudan, he disclosed that France and Norway and different international locations would cowl the transport prices, including that the safety circumstances made it very costly.

“Sudan is very grateful for the announced Ukrainian grain contribution and welcomes the desire of Turkey and Russia to allocate to Sudan part of the grain agreed under the Black Sea Initiative to a number of African countries, including Sudan,” he added.

The Sudanese official didn’t say whether or not Russia had additionally determined to supply grain to Sudan and different African international locations.

On November 4, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan introduced that Russia would ship free grain to poor African international locations akin to Sudan, Somalia and Djibouti.

“We must support low-income countries,” Putain instructed Erdogan throughout a cellphone name with Erdogan as the 2 leaders mentioned the renewal of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, based on Erdogan.

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