"Russia is in favor of establishing closer cooperation within the BRICS framework for the reliable and uninterrupted supply of energy and food resources to world markets," he said during his speech by videoconference at the Economic Leaders Forum, which is held as part of the 15th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg.
Moscow is increasing supplies of fuel, agricultural products and fertilizers to countries in the Global South, Putin said, stressing that this foreign policy seeks to contribute to the fight against poverty and hunger in the countries most in need.
The Russian leader also insisted that his country is capable of replacing Ukrainian grain in the world, either as a commercial product or as part of humanitarian aid endowments.
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