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As Ukraine crisis heats up, Egypt fears for wheat supply

Egypt says the current Russian-Ukrainian crisis would not have an impact on the country's wheat supply for at least six months should wheat imports from Ukraine stop.
An Egyptian farmer harvests wheat in Saqiyat al-Manqadi village in the northern Nile Delta province of Menoufia, Egypt, May 1, 2019.

Egypt is closely following up the ongoing tensions along the border between Russia and Ukraine, amid concerns over the supply of wheat to the Egyptian market.

Moscow has been amassing thousands of troops near the border with the former Soviet republic, triggering fears of a possible Russian invasion. Russia opposes Ukraine’s accession to NATO and wants security guarantees from the West that Kyiv will not join the alliance, a request rejected by the United States.

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