We’ll facilitate the export of Ukrainian grain, carry the blockades; Olena Zelenska earlier than the US Congress
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced after the trilateral meeting of the Astana process in Tehran that Russia will facilitate the export of Ukrainian grain via the Black Sea, but that he wants all restrictions on the delivery of Russian grain by air to be lifted.
During his visit to Tehran, Putin stated that progress had been made that could allow Russia to lift the blockade of Ukrainian wheat.
“I want to thank you for your mediation efforts,” Russian President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his Turkish counterpart in comments released by the Kremlin.
“With your mediation, we moved forward,” Putin said. “Not all issues have been resolved yet, but the fact that there is movement is already good.”
He expressed the hope that restrictions will be lifted in order to improve the situation on international food markets, RIA Novosti reports.
Putin pointed out that Gazprom has always fulfilled, fulfills and intends to fulfill all its obligations in supplying energy and added that the attempt of Russia’s partners to blame it for their own mistakes is “baseless”.
He pointed out that “the West blames Gazprom for the energy crisis, even though it closed energy routes and introduced sanctions” and added that the company “is ready to pump as much gas as it needs”, reports RIA Novosti.
“What does ‘Gazprom’ have to do with it? Well, what does ‘Gazprom’ have to do with it? They closed one route, another route, they put these pumping stations under sanctions. ‘Gazprom’ is ready to pump as much as needed, they themselves are all closed,” Putin said.
“Without the turbine, the flow of gas through North Stream 1 will be cut in half”
He also pointed out that if the turbine is not returned to Russia, the flow of gas through Nord Stream 1 will be cut in half.
“If the turbine for Nord Stream 1 is not returned to Russia, the capacity of that gas pipeline could be halved from 60 to 30 million cubic meters of gas per day,” the Russian president said last night after the Astana format summit in Tehran.
Putin said that the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, which supplies Europe with Russian gas, operates with two turbines that deliver 60 cubic meters of gas per day, reports Tas.
“If another turbine arrives, well, two of them will work. If not, then only one will work, which will provide 30 cubic meters of gas per day,” Putin said, adding that the company “Gazprom” has not yet received any official document about the Siemens turbine. , which should return to Russia after the overhaul in Canada.