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on June 9, 2009

Russia’s grain could aid world hunger

Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov: 'We have something to offer'

Russia's grain intervention fund, which currently holds 9.6 million tons, may offer aid to countries facing starvation, First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov said.

"We have something to offer. It is possible to use a part of the intervention fund for this program...I think this could be done in the near future," Zubkov said at the World Grain Forum on June 7.

Zubkov discussed the potential grain aid at a recent meeting with FAO representatives, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

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