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Grain agreement: a meeting of delegations of Ukraine, Russia & Turkey

May 3, 2023

The talks between Ukraine, Russia, and Turkey on a grain agreement are scheduled for 5 May in Istanbul. The meeting will be held at the level of deputy defense ministers.

This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to the head of the Turkish Defense Ministry, Hulusi Akar, quoted by A Haber.

"The deputy defense ministers of Turkey, Ukraine and Russia plan to meet in Istanbul on Friday, May 5, to discuss the grain agreements," Akar said.

According to him, the sides are ready to extend the agreements.

"We want this initiative to be extended without problems. Because it is very important for the countries in need and for regional peace and stability. In this context, we can say that the parties are ready to extend the agreement," Akar added.

It should be noted that within the framework of this agreement, Ukraine does not negotiate directly with Russia. The Ukrainian side discusses issues with Turkey and the UN, and they in turn conduct separate negotiations with Russia.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 03/05/2023

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