Bloomberg and Kyodo reported this week that the G7 group is considering an almost complete ban on exports to Russia, citing their sources.
“This idea from the G7 idiots regarding a complete ban on exports to our country is beautiful in that it means a reciprocal ban on imports from our country, including those categories of goods that are most sensitive to the G7,” Medvedev said.
“In that case, the grain agreement and many other things they need will end for them,” he added.
Grain from Ukraine also fills silos in the Czech Republic
According to sources, the G7 is discussing reversing the current sanctions regime. This means that all exports would be prohibited and, if necessary, exemptions from this ban would have to be approved. Under the current criteria, all exports are permitted as long as they are not subject to sanctions.
Medvedev, a longtime Putin ally, is the deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council and heads the government’s commission on the production of weapons for the war in Ukraine.
The validity of the agreement allowing the export of Ukrainian crops from three Black Sea ports was extended until May 18 last month. The G7 group today called for its further extension and expansion. Moscow has previously threatened not to extend the grain agreement further unless progress is made by May 18 in meeting Russian demands to remove barriers to the export of Russian agricultural produce and fertilizers.
Inspections of grain and meat from Ukraine did not reveal any non-conforming sample
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