Ambassadors of G7 and Turkey arrive in Odesa to reiterate ‘grain deal’ implementation

Ambassadors of G7 and Turkey arrive in Odesa to reiterate ‘grain deal’ implementation

The ambassadors of the Group of Seven (G7) countries and Turkey have arrived in Odesa to reiterate the importance of implementing the agreement to allow the resumption of Ukrainian food exports.

British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons wrote this on her Twitter account, Ukrinform reports.

“My fellow G7 ambassadors and I are in Odesa with Turkey to reiterate the importance of the UN-brokered deal allowing food to be shipped out of Ukraine. Russia must respect the deal,” the ambassador wrote.

As reported, on July 22, the agreement on exports of grain and other foodstuffs from the Ukrainian ports was signed following a quadripartite meeting in Istanbul between Ukraine, Turkey, the United Nations, and Russia.

Following the signing of the Initiative on the export of grain and related food products by sea of July 22, 2022, Ukraine’s ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdennyi are being prepared for the export of Ukrainian grain.

On July 23, the Russian forces struck the Odesa port with Kalibr cruise missiles. Two missiles were shot down by Ukrainian air defense forces. Two other missiles hit the port’s infrastructure facilities.


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