Bayer says it will continue to supply Russia with agricultural inputs

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LONDON, August 15 (Reuters)The German Bayer BAYGn.DE said he had decided to continue supplying Russia with essential agricultural inputs, reversing comments made in March that supplies for 2023 would depend on Russia halting its attacks on Ukraine.

The world’s largest seed and pesticide company said in a statement on its website that its decision was “to help prevent what could become an unprecedented food crisis” and that access to Russian food is essential. in this regard.

In March, Bayer halted all spending in Russia and Belarus unrelated to essentials and threatened to withhold essential supplies like seeds and pesticides if Moscow continued its “unprovoked attacks” on Ukraine.

Its reversal on Monday comes following an agreement signed by Russia, Ukraine, the United Nations and Turkey on July 22 to allow grain exports through three Ukrainian Black Sea ports previously blocked by the Russian fleet of the black Sea.

(Reporting by Maytaal Angel; Editing by Jan Harvey and David Evans)

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