Free Grain to Six African Nations–Putin’s promises following the failure of the Black Sea deal

Russia, having opted out of the UN-brokered trade arrangement, has made certain that it will not allow any more Ukrainian exports to travel through the Black Sea.

This deal was made in an effort to prevent food scarcity in the developing world. This was emphasized at the recent Russia-Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum.

It is estimated that the Black Sea deal has enabled the export of roughly 32 million tons of agricultural produce.

In an effort to counteract this, Putin has stated that Russia “will be ready to provide Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Mali, Somalia, the Central African Republic, and Eritrea with 25,000–50,000 metric tons of grain free of charge”, six nations that maintain close ties with either the Russian state or the Wagner group.