Putin Pulls Out Of Deal To Supply Grain From Ukraine - Risking Mass Starvation In The Third World

Vladimir Putin has pulled out of an internationally-brokered deal to export grain after 'inventing a story' that the British Navy blew up the Nordstream gas supply pipeline and attacked Russian ships with suicide drones near Crimea.

The Ministry of Defence today accused the Russian president of fabricating stories to 'detract from the disastrous handling of the illegal invasion of Ukraine', adding that the Kremlin is 'peddling false claims of an epic scale' after massive explosions rocked a key Crimean port.