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Head Of UN Having "Intense Contacts" With Russia Over Fears Of Global Food Shortage

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Wants Russia to agree to export of grain

The head of the United Nations says he's having "intense contacts" with Russia over fears of a global food shortage.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants Moscow to agree to the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports.

The two nations together produce almost a third of the world's wheat and barley - and half of the world's sunflower oil.

David Beasley, from the UN’s World Food Programme, has made this appeal to the Kremlin:

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