Russia's President Vladimir Putin has warned the leaders of France and Germany by saying that Moscow is ready to look for ways to ship grain struck in Ukrainian ports, but it has demanded the West to sanctions.
Meanwhile, Moscow has also warned French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to stop ramping up the arms supplies to Kyiv. Moscow has said that they could further destabilize the situation in the pro-western countries.
As we all know that the supply of grains has been disrupted due to the war, Putin said that the difficulties in supplying grains to the world markets resulted from Western countries' "erroneous economic and financial policies." He has said that "Russia is ready to help find options for the unhindered export of grains, including the exports of Ukrainian grain, including the exports of Ukrainian grains from the Black Sea ports." This was assured to Macron and Scholz as they met virtually.
As Ukraine's Western backers are considering sending more arms and ammunition supplies to Kyiv, Putin has told Macron and Scholz that continuing the supply of arms was "dangerous," warning "of the risks of further destabilization of the situation and aggravation of the humanitarian crisis."
Scholz and Macron have requested Putin to hold "direct serious negotiations" with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.