International desk: Russia-Ukraine grain agreement extended again amid the conflict. The compromise was reached just a day before the expiry of the previous contract. The announcement came on Wednesday through the mediation of the United Nations and Turkey. Reuters news. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the agreement on grain supply through the Black Sea has been renewed for two months.
The Russia-Ukraine grain agreement was signed for the first time last July amid a global food crisis caused by the Ukraine war. It was extended several times. However, Moscow has repeatedly complained about Western sanctions on Russia's agricultural sector. Ukraine is the top producer of various crops. However, Russia blocked the export through the Black Sea.
Under the agreement, more than 30 million tons of grain have been delivered through the Black Sea. Moscow claims that they want to send more grain and fertilizer to poor countries. But it is not possible due to ban. Note that Russia withdrew from the agreement in November last year. Later, Moscow returned to the agreement.