The UN refused to specify the new terms of the grain deal
The representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Stephane Dujarric, confirmed the data on the extension of the grain deal, but did not specify its timing, TASS reports.
He stressed that the organization has nothing more to report at this time.
On July 22, 2022, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and the UN in Istanbul signed an agreement on the creation of a corridor for the export of agricultural products from Ukraine via the Black Sea. The extension of the agreements, which were supposed to end on March 19, was initially announced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Later, Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov informed that the agreement on the grain initiative was extended for another 120 days and Kyiv will continue to export its agricultural products through three deep sea ports.
The Russian Foreign Ministry did not confirm this information - the representative of the department, Maria Zakharova, said that Russia agreed to extend the grain deal for 60 days. Russia's First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Dmitry Polyansky, also announced that all allegations of extending the grain deal for more than 60 days are deliberate false manipulation. In addition, Zakharova posted on her Telegram channel a letter from Vasily Nebenzi, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, with the conditions under which the Russian side can extend the agreement. Among them are the connection of Rosselkhozbank to SWIFT, as well as assistance in the promotion of Russian food and fertilizers on world markets.
Earlier it was reported that the UN also confirmed the extension of the grain deal.