The European Union on Saturday criticized Russia for its withdrawal from the Black Sea grain export agreement, describing its offer to export one million tons of grain to African countries as a parody of generosity.

In a speech during the annual G20 summit in New Delhi, European Council President Charles Michel said that the grain agreement provided countries at risk with more than 30 times the amount that Russia offered to Africa.

Michel said in a speech regarding the grain agreement addressed to Moscow’s representative at the summit, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, “What a mockery… You didn’t accept this”.

Russia withdrew from the agreement in July, a year after Türkiye and the United Nations brokered it, as it complained that its food and fertilizer exports faced obstacles and that Ukrainian grain didn’t reach sufficient quantities to needy countries.

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