China urged to resume grain deal after Putin's blockage
China has called for the grain deal to be renewed, at the same time claiming that grain exports should also come from Russia (which no one has prevented). This has a great impact on food security.
CGTN quotes Geng Shuang, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations (UN). China hopes that the parties concerned will work together with relevant UN agencies, as well as strengthen dialog and consultation.
In addition, the Chinese representative recognized that important civilian infrastructure is being shelled in Ukraine. The rejection of the grain deal was voiced by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"China calls on the parties concerned to remain calm and exercise restraint, strictly abide by international humanitarian law and avoid attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure," the statement said.
According to a Russian diplomatic official, a solution should be found soon, as Ukraine will soon run out of space to store grain when the new harvest reaches the ports.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL:
- On July 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a series of statements about the grain deal. He complained about the "harassment" of Russia but said that the it would consider returning to the grain agreement.
- Since July 20, Russia has declared all ships sailing in the Black Sea to Ukrainian ports as such carrying military cargo. Thus, the terrorist state will consider them a "legitimate military target".