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Russia sees no prospects for resuming grain deal: deputy PM


Russian Deputy Prime Minister Viktoria Abramchenko said Russia sees no prospects for renewing the Black Sea Grain Initiative, local media reported on Thursday.

Part of a package agreement, the second part of the grain initiative, which provides solutions to problems related to maritime logistics, freight, insurance and connecting the Russian Agricultural Bank to the SWIFT payment system, saw no positive changes, said Abramchenko in an interview with local media.

She said the Russian diplomatic department has continued to work on the grain deal, but there are few prospects for its resumption.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the conditions of the deal with Russia were not met, and the main goal of the deal – the supply of grain to needy countries, including African ones – was not achieved.

The Black Sea Grain Initiative is part of a package agreement signed by representatives of Russia, Türkiye, Ukraine and the United Nations on July 22, 2022, allowing food and fertilizer exports from Russia and Ukraine through the Black Sea.

Moscow suspended its participation in the agreement on July 17, 2023, saying it would return to the deal as soon as the Russian part of the agreement is fulfilled.

(Cover: The last grain ship off the Black Sea in Istanbul, Türkiye, July 17, 2023. /CFP)

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency
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