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U.S. will continue pressure on Russia to restore grain deal

Aug 8, 2023

The United States will continue to put pressure on the Kremlin to force Russia to return to the grain deal, but the latter has not yet shown such a desire.

This was stated by US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller, Ukrinform reports.

"We will continue to put pressure on Russia to return to the Black Sea Grain Initiative," Miller said.

He added that the United States does not believe Russia's excuses for withdrawing from the agreement. According to him, Russian grain and fertilizer exports were among the highest during the Black Sea Initiative.

Miller emphasized that the United States will continue to explain to the rest of the world that it is Russia that is responsible for the disruption of the agreement and the bombing of Ukrainian ports.

"So, we will insist on this and call on countries around the world that depend on grain exports from Ukraine and the region to put diplomatic pressure on Russia," the State Department representative emphasized.

Summarizing, he added that Washington sees no signs of Russia's readiness to resume participation in the agreement.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 08/08/2023

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