The Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened Europe and North America with limiting the global supply of wheat amid Western sanctions.
The former President of Russia, Dmiitry Medvedev warned they could start to only supply wheat to countries that they deem to be “friendly” towards them.
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In the wake of the sanctions which has hit the Russian economy Medvedev said he wants to outline “some simple but important points about food security in Russia.”
He added, “We will only be supplying food and agriculture products to our friends.
“Fortunately we have plenty of them, and they are not in Europe or North America at all.”
Africa and the Middle East are mainly supplied with wheat from Russia with the EU and Ukraine, which accounts for almost two thirds of all global exports.
Global supply shortages could be triggered as Russia exports 18% of the world’s international wheat supplies.
Medvdev warned that they will only supply wheat exports to their “friends” which will be paid for in rubles and the countries national currencies.