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May 20, 2022 3:16 amby The Kyiv Independent news desk

Russia ignored pleas to end the Black Sea blockade preventing Ukraine from transferring most of its grain to international markets. Vasily Nebenzya, Russia’s ambassador to the UN, told the UN Security Council on May 19 that Western sanctions against Russia and other factors are to blame for the rise in food prices, not Russia’s full-scale war in Ukraine.

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Author:  The Kyiv Independent news desk