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Russia's Agriculture Ministry keeps 2017/18 grain export forecast at 45 mln T

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MOSCOW, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Russia still expects to export 45 million tonnes of grain in the 2017/18 marketing year which started on July 1, Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV on Wednesday.

His forecast includes 35 million tonnes of wheat.

Tkachev also added that there was no need for Russia to increase tomato imports from Turkey.

(Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Dmitry Solovyov)

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