War in Ukraine. Media: Russia and Ukraine negotiate grain deal

Negotiations between Ukraine and Russia over safe grain exports have dragged on for two months

Reuters reported that Russia and Ukraine have been negotiating for two months an agreement to ensure the safety of navigation in the Black Sea with the participation of Turkey. The parties were close to reaching an agreement, but Kiev pulled out at the last minute.

They lasted two months Negotiations between Ukraine and Russia About safe Grain export and fertilizers from Ukraine via the Black Sea. According to Reuters sources, he mediated the talks Turkey itself After pressure from the United Nations.

Kiev Agency sources said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan approved the deal to be announced on March 30, the day before local elections in Turkey.

However at the last minute Ukraine She withdrew. Reuters cited four anonymous people familiar with the matter.

War in Ukraine.

Negotiations on Grain Agreement

Reuters reports that it has obtained a copy of the agreement. That said Turkey itself It reached an agreement with Ukraine and Russia to “ensure free and safe navigation of merchant ships in the Black Sea” as part of the mediation process.

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In the document, both sides agreed to provide security guarantees to merchant ships not carrying military supplies.

Russia, Ukraine and Turkey declined to comment on the case. UN “We still believe that freedom of navigation in the Black Sea will prevail,” writes Stephane Dujarric, Reuters.

War in Ukraine. Russia broke the deal

After the start of a full-scale war in Ukraine Ports Banned and exported by Black Sea He stopped. A few months later, it was partially resumed under a grain deal that ended in July 2022.

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Russia reneged on the deal last year.

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