Russia confirms sending wheat to Syria as aid

Farmers bring in the harvest with their combine harvesters, background, on a barley field near the village of Uzunovo in Moscow region, 170 km (105 miles) south of Moscow.

Farmers bring in the harvest with their combine harvesters, background, on a barley field near the village of Uzunovo in Moscow region, 170 km (105 miles) south of Moscow.


Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said Russia had provided Syria with around 100,000 tonnes of wheat as aid, RIA news agency has quoted him as saying.

“I confirm that Russia has sent Syria 100,000 tonnes of wheat,” he told RIA, confirming an earlier Reuters report that cited sources.


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