Grain corridor to resume work today, says Erdogan
Grain corridor to resume work today (Photo:REUTERS/Igor Tkachenko/File Photo)
The grain corridor by which Ukrainian grain is shipped from its Black Sea ports to buyers worldwide will resume work on Nov. 2, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.
News agency Bloomberg on Nov. 2 reported that Erdogan said that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu had called the head of the Turkish Defense Ministry Hulusi Akar to inform him that the shipments through the “grain corridor” were to be resumed.
Previously, the UN reported that there will be no movement of vessels through the "grain corridor" on Nov. 2 due to the suspension of the Russian Federation's participation in the grain initiative.
Russia announced that it was withdrawing from the “grain agreement” on Oct. 29. As the reason, the Kremlin cited the explosions in occupied Sevastopol in the morning of Oct. 29, for which the Russian Federation blames Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
Kyiv called Moscow’s withdrawal from the grain deal “food blackmail” and insisted that Russia was withdrawing from the agreement under false pretenses.
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