The Russian Foreign Ministry called the conditions for the failure of the grain deal

The Russian Foreign Ministry called the conditions for the failure of the grain deal

If Rosselkhozbank will not be connected to SWIFT and there will be no progress on fulfilling the conditions of the second part of the grain deal, it will have to look for an alternative. About it reported at the Russian Foreign Ministry.

“If Rosselkhozbank is not connected to SWIFT and there is no progress in meeting other “systemic” problems blocking our agricultural exports, then the “Black Sea Initiative” will also have to look for alternatives,” the ministry said in a statement.

Thus, the Russian Foreign Ministry commented on Kyiv's demand to expand the grain deal to more ports and more goods, which Reuters wrote about.

On May 17, the grain deal was extended for another two months. The last time it was extended for the same period on March 18. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara will make every effort to fully implement the deal and extend it in subsequent periods. The Kremlin confirmed the extension of the deal, noting the relative result in the negotiations with the participation of representatives of Turkey, Ukraine and the UN. According to the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, the fate of the deal is in the hands of those with whom the UN must agree on the Russian part of the agreement. The Russian Foreign Ministry reported that it was extended without changes.

The grain deal was concluded on July 22, 2022 by representatives of Turkey and the UN, on the one hand, and representatives of Russia and Ukraine, on the other. Separate agreements were concluded with Moscow and Kiev: the first was for the export of Ukrainian grain from three ports, including Odessa, Yuzhny and Chernomorsk, and the second was for assistance in the export of Russian grain and fertilizers. Moscow has repeatedly noted that the second part of the deal is not being implemented.

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