Russia ready to give fertilizers to poor nations for free: Putin

According to news reports, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Russia is willing to give developing countries free access to the 300,000 tonnes

of fertiliser that have been piled up at EU ports because of Western sanctions.

During a speech at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan,

the Russian leader said that he and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had talked about agricultural exports.

"I told Mr. Guterres the day before yesterday that 300,000 tonnes of Russian fertiliser were piling up in the seaports of the European Union," Putin said.

The deal is also supposed to let Russia send fertilisers and food to markets around the world.