“That is absolutely untrue, Russia always was and remains, despite the known problems, a reliable supplier,” Peskov told reporters.
The spokesman noted that Russia complies with all its obligations; however, sanctions, “illegal from the point of view of international law,” hinder meeting a growing demand.
On July 31, Borrell sent a letter to the developing countries and member States of the Group of Twenty (G20) to take a common position on the food pact.
In his message, the diplomat also accused Russia of allegedly “using food as a weapon” by supplying vulnerable countries with limited shipments of grains.
On July 27, Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that his country will supply 25,000-50,000 tons of free grains to several African countries, including Burkina Faso, Eritrea, and Mali in the coming months.