LATVIA, 27 OCT 2023: Latvia has become the biggest EU importer Russian grains, despite EU sanctions, Latvian national broadcasting company Ilze Nagla reports. The problems for Ukraine getting its agricultural produce exported, is a gain for Russia. E.g. Russian wheat has now a market share of 24%, compared to 16% before Putin launched his full scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022. For Latvia the Russian grain imports have increased from 11% to 34%. According to the Latvian media, the country’s State Security Service is or has been investigating if any wrongdoing is involved.

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