If by May 18 it is not possible to reach consensus on a grain deal, given Russian demands, it will cease to exist. This was announced by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin. He noted that there was no progress on the issue of reconnecting Rosselkhozbank to SWIFT, and that there were skeptical assessments from the UN.
“The Russian Federation continues to face obstacles in the export of agricultural products, cannot tolerate hypocrisy and double standards,” he said.
Ukraine’s infrastructure ministry said negotiations in Istanbul on the grain deal were over, “further negotiations will be held online.”
Earlier, TASS, citing sources, wrote that the deal will most likely be extended for 2 months.
Recall that Russia sets the condition for the extension of the agreement to unblock the export of Russian cereals and fertilizers.
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