Russian, Turkish regimes raise hopes of grain export corridor from Ukraine

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“The Kremlin has claimed shipments of grain will restart in the coming days from the Russian-occupied Ukrainian port of Berdiansk after work to de-mine the area, as its foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, held talks with his Turkish counterpart. However, the Turkish foreign affairs minister struck a more considered note, saying more talks between Moscow and Kyiv would be required to ensure the safety of any vessels carrying exports. Speaking alongside Lavrov in Ankara, Mevlut Cavuaoglu described a United Nations plan to launch a sea corridor for Ukrainian grain exports as ‘reasonable’ but added that Russia and Ukraine would have to accept any agreement. … The majority of Ukrainian grain exports have been halted since Russia launched a full invasion in late February and blockaded the country’s Black Sea ports, through which 90% of trade from the world’s fifth-largest grain exporter used to flow.” (06/08/22)