Blinken called on Russia to let Ukrainian grain out during G20 meeting
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken addressed Russia directly at a G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bali on Friday, July 8, 2022, and called on Moscow to let Ukrainian grain out to the world, a Western official told Reuters.
Blinken spoke at a plenary session of the meeting, which was focused on food and energy insecurity, said the official, who did not want to be otherwise identified.
“He addressed Russia directly, saying: ‘To our Russian colleagues: Ukraine is not your country. Its grain is not your grain. Why are you blocking the ports? You should let the grain out,’” the official said.