U.N. Chief Urges ‘Unimpeded Access’ to Russian Food, Fertilizer in Global Market

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday urged governments and private sectors worldwide to allow Russian food and fertilizer “unimpeded access” to the global market as they are “not subject to sanctions” imposed on Moscow by the U.S. government and its allies in response to Russia’s latest war with Ukraine, Turkey’s Hürriyet Daily News reported.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres talks to media at a press conference, during the High-Level Ministerial Event on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan, at the European headquarters of the United Nation, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

Russia Seeks Help from India to Contain Sanctions Damage

The Russian embassy in New Delhi last week asked India for help with obtaining certain food supplies blocked by international sanctions imposed after the invasion of Ukraine. The Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) obliged by arranging a meeting between Indian food and pharmaceutical sellers and Russian buyers.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS group leaders sumit in Fortaleza, Brazil, on July 16, 2014. Leaders of the BRICS group of emerging powers ( Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) met today …