Russia may try to disrupt ‘grain agreement’ in November - Kuleba

Russia may try to disrupt ‘grain agreement’ in November - Kuleba

Ukraine is already cooperating with the United Nations and Turkey and the recipient countries of Ukrainian agricultural products to prevent Russia from disrupting the "grain agreement".

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said this in an interview with RBC-Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.

"Not now, but closer to its expiration in November, we will see Russia's attempts to question this (grain - ed.) agreement and disrupt its continuation. To this end, we are already working with all key players, both with the UN and with Turkey as facilitators of this agreement, and with the recipient countries of our agricultural products in order to prevent this disruption," the minister said.

As reported, an adviser to the head of the Office of the Ukrainian President, Mykhailo Podolyak, stated on September 7 that there are no grounds for revising the agreement on grain exports from Ukraine.

Earlier, during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he intends to discuss with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the issue of restricting grain exports from Ukraine, since "almost all the grain exported from Ukraine is sent not to the poorest developing countries, but to EU countries". According to him, allegedly “only two out of 87” vessels had fallen under the U.N. World Food Programme, representing just 60,000 tonnes exported so far.

On July 22, Ukraine, Turkey, Russia and the United Nations signed an agreement unblocking grain exports from three Ukrainian ports.


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