The export of Ukrainian cereals on the menu of a meeting between Putin and Erdogan | War in Ukraine

The export of Ukrainian cereals on the menu of a meeting between Putin and Erdogan | War in Ukraine

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The food security of tens of millions of people around the world depends on Ukrainian wheat.

Russian Presidents and Turkey will talk in Tehran on Tuesday about mechanisms to allow grain exports from Ukraine, blocked there by the Russian military offensive at the risk of causing a global food crisis.

Negotiations between Moscow, kyiv, Ankara and the UN are due to take place in the coming days in Turkey, following progress in the talks on July 13.

First, we we are ready to continue working in this direction. Secondly, this issue will be discussed by Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to Russian agencies, Kremlin diplomatic adviser Yuri Ushakov said on Monday on the eve of a meeting between the two leaders in Iran. .

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday that a final document would be ready shortly to allow the export of grain from Ukraine.

According to Mr. Ushakov, a coordination center must also open in Istanbul to allow these exports by the Black Sea.

The agreement negotiated in collaboration with the UN aims to move through the Black Sea some 20 million tons of grain blocked in Ukrainian silos because of the Russian-led offensive in Ukraine.< /p> Start of widget. Skip widget? End of widget . Back to the top of the widget?

It should also facilitate Russian grain and fertilizer exports, affected by Western sanctions hitting Russian logistics and financial chains.

Russian and Ukrainian agricultural products are essential to prevent food crises from multiplying in the world.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar confirmed on Monday that an agreement in principle […] has been reached with Ukraine and Russia for the establishment of a secure maritime corridor allowing the transport of cereals.

According to an official source who requested anonymity, a new meeting could be held on Wednesday or Thursday, after the summit, Tuesday in Iran, of the presidents Russian, Iranian and Turkish.

On Monday, the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, considered that the resumption of grain exports from Ukraine was a matter of life or death and expressed the hope that an agreement would be reached this week.

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