Russia has no restrictions on export of fertilizers: Putin

Russia has no restrictions on the export of fertilizers or food products, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Indonesian counterpart, Joko Widodo, on Thursday. During their meeting in Kremlin, Widodo raised the issue of food security and the situation in the fertilizer market, while expressing the hope that Russia “will not extend the ban on grain exports.”

“The issues you have raised are extremely important. I want to note right away that we have no restrictions on the export of fertilizers,” Putin responded. As a matter of priority, Russia provides for its own needs for fertilizers, but its production volumes allow the country to supply them to foreign markets without any restrictions, the Russian leader said.

“The same applies to food,” Putin noted. At the same time, he stressed that sanctions against Russian seaports had created difficulties for the food and fertilizer markets.