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Ukraine war

Jokowi says Putin agrees to sea route for Ukraine wheat exports

Indonesian president to 'bridge communications' between Kremlin and Zelenskyy

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Indonesian President Joko Widodo during a joint news conference following their meeting in Moscow.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday, after which he said Russia has agreed to open a sea route for Ukrainian wheat exports amid escalating concerns over the global food crisis.

"I really appreciate President Putin, who has said he'll provide security guarantees for food and fertilizer supplies from both Ukraine and Russia -- this is good news," Widodo told a joint news conference with Putin after their meeting at the Kremlin.

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