BEIRUT, LEBANON — Russia’s public works minister said it will donate 25,000 tonnes of wheat to Lebanon, Reuters reported.

Russia also plans to donate 10,000 tonnes of fuel oil to Beirut, minister Alia Hamie told Reuters.

The news comes after Russia said it was stopping its participation in the Black Sea Grain Initiative that allowed for the passage of cargo ships through the Black Sea as war continues in the region.

The United Nations-brokered initiative had helped with food security concerns, particularly in parts of the developing world that are dependent on grain imports. Ships with grain continued to sail from Ukrainian ports as of Oct. 31.

Lebanon’s currency has lost more than 90% of its value since 2019, making it difficult for the government to pay for the import of basic goods.