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Russia will provide wheat and fuel to Lebanon

Beirut, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia will provide quantities of wheat and fuel to Lebanon, various local media reported today.

According to Russian agencies quoted here, the Lebanese ambassador in Moscow, Shawki Bou Nassar, indicated that the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, signed an order to send 25 thousand tons of grain and 10 thousand tons of fuel to Lebanon.

The Lebanese diplomat explained, without specifying the date, that the delivery of grain and oil products will be soon.

Bou Nassar stressed that Russia is working to solve problems related to logistic services in order to deliver the aid to the port of Beirut.

At the beginning of February, the Russian ambassador to the Levantine nation, Alexander Rudakov, confirmed that his country will provide wheat and fuel free of charge, in response to the Lebanese government’s call to face the economic, financial and social crisis.

The Eurasian officer pointed out that Moscow supports Lebanon in the light of difficult circumstances and will always listen to proposals on fruitful projects for the countries.

Last October, Russia donated 10 thousand tons of fuel and 25 thousand tons of wheat to the so-called country of the cedars.

The devaluation of the national currency, the banking collapse and the high prices of basic necessities are aggravating the economic crisis which currently places four out of five citizens in poverty.