The White House has commented on Russia's decision to suspend its participation in the grain deal.
According to Yevropeiska Pravda, this was stated by the spokesman for the National Security Council of the United States, Adam Hodge.
According to the White House spokesman, Russia's decision will worsen food security and harm millions of vulnerable people around the world.
"The Black Sea Grain Initiative has been crucial to reducing food prices around the world, which have skyrocketed as a result of Russia's brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine," Hodge emphasized.
He also noted that more than half of the 32 million tons of grain and food shipped under the agreement went to developing countries, including some of the most food-insecure regions of the world.
Hodge pointed out that every shipment under the agreement has helped to alleviate hardship in the world's poorest countries, as the release of grain to world markets lowers food prices for all.
Author - Olena Madiak, 17/07/2023