Nebenzia outlined the conditions for Russia to extend the grain deal after 60 days
Moscow, March 19, 2023, 03:32 — REGNUM Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vasily Nebenzya sent a letter to the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Martin Griffiths and head of UNCTAD Rebecca Greenspanin which he notified that Russia would consider a further extension of the grain deal after 60 days only if certain conditions were met.
Nebenzya explained in a letter that Moscow is ready to extend the agreements of the Black Sea Grain Initiative with “achieving tangible progress in the implementation of the memorandum of understanding between Russia and the UN Secretariat to assist in the promotion of Russian food and fertilizers to global markets”.
In particular, Russia insists that the issues of connecting Rosselkhozbank to the SWIFT system, resuming the supply of agricultural equipment to Russia, lifting restrictions on insurance and access to ports for Russian cargo ships be resolved by May 18. To extend the grain deal on the part of Russia, it is also necessary to resume the operation of the Togliatti-Odessa ammonia pipeline, unfreeze the accounts and financial activities of Russian fertilizer companies.
As reported IA REGNUMMinister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Alexander Kubrakov for some reason announced that the grain deal had been extended for 120 days. Although all official representatives of Russia spoke about a period of 60 days.
As explained Maria ZakharovaUkraine received a notification about the extension of the agreements for 60 days through Belarus.
“In a world where men are declared women, and the Moldovan language is Romanian, you can, of course, not be able to read the documents,” Zakharova commented.
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