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Russia suspends participation in grain deal, Defense Ministry says



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Over the past few days, Ukrainian forces have carried out several terrorist attacks against Crimea and against Russian ships in the Black Sea.

Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday that Moscow was suspending its participation in the grain deal, which included the transport of food and fertilizer from Ukrainian ports via the Black Sea.

“In view of the terrorist attack, carried out by the kyiv regime on October 29 – with the participation of British specialists – against ships of the Black Sea Fleet and civilian ships involved in securing the grain corridor, the party Russia suspends its participation in the implementation of agreements on the export of agricultural products from Ukrainian ports,” reads an official statement.

Russian authorities had previously criticized the deal – while the deal was supposed to prevent food shortages in the most vulnerable countries, much of it ended up in Europe instead of Asia and the United States. ‘Africa.
Commenting on recent food deliveries, Russian Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev noted that between 60% and 100% of food was seized by the EU, while the situation in developing countries had deteriorated. At the same time, he noted that Russia is ready to deliver up to 500,000 tons of grain to developing countries.

The agreement was reached on July 22 by Russia, Ukraine and Turkey to provide a humanitarian maritime corridor for ships carrying food and fertilizer exports from Ukrainian ports – Odessa, Chernomorsk and Yuzhnoe.

At the same time, Moscow noted that the part of the agreement concerning Russian food exports was not working at all, which could lead to the termination of the agreements.

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