The UN made a mutually beneficial offer to the parties to the grain agreement between Russia and Ukraine

Updated Jun 1, 2023
The UN has suggested that Kyiv, the Russian Federation and Ankara begin preparatory work for the transit of Russian ammonia through Ukraine as it tries to save the grain deal. This is reported by Reuters, citing its own sources. At the start of the preparatory work, the UN wants to hold parallel talks on expanding the grain agreement to include more Ukrainian ports and other cargo. This month, Russia agreed to extend the agreement for two months, but said the initiative would end if an agreement aimed at removing barriers to Russian grain and fertilizer exports was not implemented. Ukraine and Turkey have agreed to a new proposal aimed at improving work in the Black Sea grain export corridor, but the Russian Federation has not yet responded. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said talks were ongoing. "As you recall, the Secretary General put forward some ideas to the parties to improve the simplification of the work of the Joint Coordination Center, as well as work on the issue of ...
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