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AU Says Ceasefire Only Way to Ensure Flow of Grain After Putin Promises Deliveries to Africa

HeadlineJul 31, 2023

Following the Russia-Africa summit last week in Saint Petersburg, Russian President Vladimir Putin said a peace initiative presented by African leaders could be the basis for ending the war if Ukraine ceased its attacks. Meanwhile, the African Union said Putin’s offer to supply some African countries with grain was not sufficient to guarantee a stable food supply.

Azali Assoumani: “President Putin said he was ready to help us with grain supplies. It is important, but maybe not enough. We need to achieve a ceasefire, because it is always something unpredictable. And the longer it is, the more unpredictable it becomes.”

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