Date: Thursday, 09 November 2023
The department noted that the cargo is intended for one of the African countries as humanitarian aid. Customs promptly cleared the grain, and the goods were promptly released.
A dry cargo ship with 25 thousand tons of humanitarian supplies departed from Novorossiysk, the FCS press service reports on Telegram .
At the beginning of October, Russian Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev announced that free grain supplies from Russia to African countries will begin in the coming month, RIA Novosti reports .
November 8, Minsk / Corr. BELTA/. Russia sent 25 thousand tons of wheat to Africa as humanitarian aid. This was reported by TASS with reference to the Telegram channel of the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation.
As indicated, the humanitarian cargo was sent from the port of Novorossiysk to one of the African countries. Customs officers carried out the necessary operations as a priority and released the goods.
In July, Russian leader Vladimir Putin said Russia was ready to send grain to African countries most in need free of charge. Later, he announced the final stage of negotiations on free supplies of 25-50 thousand tons of grain to six African countries, including Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Mali, Somalia, the Central African Republic and Eritrea.