The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on March 17, 2023, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“Ukraine is one of the key links in the global food security. That is why we insist that the grain agreement be open-ended and automatically extended for 120 days. Türkiye and the UN share the same position,” Shmyhal noted.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine emphasized that the aggressor’s attempts to shorten the extension period are “a manipulation to further blackmail and escalate the global food crisis”, and Ukraine must prevent this.
Photo: Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine