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Russia threatens to pull out of grain deal

Oct 13, 2022

Russia has sent the UN a list of requirements, in case of non-compliance with which it threatens to withdraw from an agreement on the export of grain from the Black Sea, which ends in November.

Gennady Gatilov, Russia's permanent representative to the UN in Geneva, told Reuters in an interview.


According to him, on Wednesday, Moscow sent a letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, outlining a list of claims. They are to be discussed during a meeting of representatives of the organization with the Russian side in Moscow on Sunday.

"If we see that nothing is happening on the Russian side - exports of Russian grain and fertilizers - then, sorry, we will have to look at it differently," Gatilov said.

Asked whether Russia might not support extending the "grain deal," he said: "There is such a possibility... We are not against grain supplies, but this agreement should be equal, it should be fair and honestly implemented by all parties".

Author - Olena Madiak, 13/10/2022

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