Deal for Ukrainian grain export nearly ready
The Russian Defense Ministry said that an agreement on the resumption of Ukrainian grain exports is close after Russia's proposals gained support at talks this week in Istanbul, Reuters reported.
The ministry said that work on "Black Sea Initiative" will be finalized soon.
"Russia has proposed measures to ensure the transportation of food to foreign countries, including Russian partners, to rule out the use of supply chains to supply the Kyiv regime with weapons and military equipment, as well as to prevent provocations," it said.
Turkey hosted a meeting between Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations to reach a grain deal between Russia and Ukraine on Wednesday and agreed to sign a deal over the issue next week
Russia's invasion halted exports from Ukraine's ports, leaving some 20 million tonnes of grain stuck in silos in the country.