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Russia Welcome Back into Grain Export Deal, Says UN Official

“We are encouraged by Russia’s assurance that it is not pulling out of the initiative and it is only temporarily suspending activities in the implementation,” Martin Griffiths
02 Nov 2022 19:20
Russia Welcome Back into Grain Export Deal, Says UN Official
A vessel in the second caravan of ships transporting grain from Ukraine passes through the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, Türkiye, August 7, 2022. Photo: Xinhua

The United Nations looks forward to welcoming Russia back in the fulfilment of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which Moscow has halted following an attack on the Russian Black Sea Fleet, UN relief chief said on Monday.

“We are encouraged by Russia’s assurance that it is not pulling out of the initiative and it is only temporarily suspending activities in the implementation,” Martin Griffiths, UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, told a Security Council briefing.

Russia announced Saturday that it would immediately and indefinitely suspend its implementation of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, accusing Ukraine of launching drone attacks against the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s ships and infrastructure under the cover of the humanitarian corridor set up for the implementation of the initiative.

 

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