According to him, Ukraine's agreement with Turkey and the UN regarding the "grain corridor" was extended. The main problem is in the part of the agreement between the UN, Turkey, and the Russian Federation.
As Yermak noted, Ukraine fulfilled all conditions within the framework of the agreements. He called the further conditions that Russia began to demand "KGBist methods."
"Ukraine has already declared that blackmail will not work with us. We see that Turkey is working to restore the grain corridor. If this fails, Ukraine will do everything possible to ensure that our grain gets to where it is needed," stressed the head of the OP.
We will remind, on July 31 it became known that there were brave people who proved in practice that Russia is bluffing in the matter of blocking the Black Sea. The Israeli ship Ams1, despite threats from Russia, entered the Ukrainian branch of the Danube. This is the first ship to break through the Russian blockade of the Black Sea since the bombardment of Reni on July 25. This ship was on a voyage to Turkey.
And the fact that the Russian Federation will not destroy the ships of third countries stems from the understanding that it will pay too high a price for this. Sanctions may be many times more severe than they were before. Plus new weapons will be delivered...
We will also remind that the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi immediately declared that Ukraine is ready to continue the "grain agreement" without Russia and will send appropriate signals to the mediators of the agreement - the UN and Turkey.
The president stated this in an interview with African journalists, Serhiy Nikoforov, press secretary of the head of state, reported.
"We had two agreements: Ukraine, Turkey, UN; another agreement - Russia, Turkey, UN. Therefore, when Russia says that it is stopping, it is breaking its agreements with UN Secretary-General Guterres and President Erdogan. Not with us. We did not have any agreements with them," the head of state said.-
After the official signal of the Russian Federation about the termination of the agreements, Zelenskyy instructed the Ministry to prepare official signals to the United Nations and Turkey.
"For them to answer me as the president of Ukraine, that they are ready to continue our initiative," Zelenskyy explained.-
"Even without the Russian Federation, everything must be done so that we can use this Black Sea corridor. We are not afraid. We were approached by companies that own ships. They said that they are ready, if Ukraine lets go, and Turkey does not, then everyone is ready to continue supplying grain," he added.-
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 08/08/2023