The Russian Foreign Ministry believes that there are no prospects for extending a grain transaction. This was stated by the deputy head of the diplomatic department Sergey Vershinin.
“We do not see them. But we continue, of course, consultations with the Oon representatives in both parts of the package agreements that were signed in July last year,” said Vershinin (quote for Interfax).
A grain transaction 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.
Certain agreements were concluded with Moscow and Kiev: the first – on the export of Ukrainian grain from three ports, including Odessa, South and Black Sea, the second – in assistance in the export of Russian grain and fertilizers. Moscow has repeatedly noted that the second part of the transaction is not implemented.