December 16, 2022, 23:03 – Public News Service – OSN
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergei Vershinin, during a speech on the Rossiya-24 TV channel, expressed doubts about the advisability of continuing the grain deals without making changes to it.
Vershinin recalled that the agreement signed in Istanbul was concluded in a package format and will include parts regarding the export of Ukrainian grain, as well as the implementation of the Memorandum on the unhindered access of Russian agricultural products and fertilizers to world markets.
According to the Deputy Minister, Moscow has a number of comments on the implementation of the second part of the grain deal. In this regard, the Russian side expects amendments to the document.
“Adjustments are needed both in terms of grain flows, including within the framework of this deal, and in terms of, in the end, just covering what is happening,” Vershinin said.
Earlier, the Public News Service reported that US leader Joe Biden announced support extension of the grain deal, ostensibly for the benefit of African states and “peoples around the world.” The politician made the corresponding statement, speaking at the US-Africa summit in the capital of the United States.