Russia agrees to renew Ukraine Black Sea grain deal for 60 days

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“Russia has agreed to extend a deal that has allowed Ukraine to ship grain through the Black Sea to parts of the world struggling with hunger, a boost to global food security after the more-than-year-old war drove up prices. … Turkey and the UN brokered the breakthrough accord with the warring sides last summer, which came with a separate agreement to facilitate shipments of Russian food and fertiliser that Moscow insists has not been applied. Russia had threatened to bow out if its concerns were not ironed out by Thursday.” (05/17/23)