Russia announces termination of grain agreement: demands voiced
Russia has announced the termination of the grain agreement. Such a decision was taken on July 17.
This was announced by the press Secretary of dictator Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov told Russian media. Earlier, the authorities of the terrorist country Russia said that they would not continue the grain corridor, as its requirements were not met.
"The grain agreement has actually been terminated, it has been stopped. Russia will immediately return to the grain agreement as soon as its arrangements are fulfilled," Peskov said.
In turn, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that today, July 17, the aggressor country Russia officially informed Turkey and Ukraine, the UN secretariat of objections to the extension of the grain agreement.
"There are no grounds for further continuation of the 'Black Sea initiative', which ends on July 17," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. At the same time, the Russian ministry cynically added that the Russian Federation was allegedly "making the necessary efforts so that all the participating courts (of the agreement - Ed.) could successfully complete their mission and leave the Black Sea before its expiration date."
At the same time, Russia blocked the grain initiative during the period of the month. Since the beginning of July, only 6 ships left the Black Sea ports. Cumulatively, only 215 thousand tons of agricultural products were loaded on them.
Since June 26, the occupants have refused to inspect ships that were heading to Ukrainian ports for loading. 29 ships, which are supposed to deliver more than 1.4 million tons of agricultural products for the countries of Asia and Africa, were blocked in the territorial waters of Turkey.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Putin had agreed to extend the grain agreement on food exports from Ukraine via the Black Sea. He added that the possible extension of the agreement is a credit to Turkey and the UN.
As OBOZREVATEL wrote earlier, the US President's National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said that if Russia does not agree to extend it, it will face "huge diplomatic losses".