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Looming global food crisis linked to war in Ukraine divides Biden administration

WASHINGTON — Faced with limited time and few options, the Biden administration is torn over how to deal with a looming food crisis sparked by Russia’s war in Ukraine.

At the center of a debate among administration officials is a proposal to offer a six-month sanctions waiver against the Belarusian potash fertilizer industry in the hope that it could constrain the Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko to enable a rail corridor for grain from Ukraine.


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