Nebenzya said there was no progress in the grain deal for Russia

Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Nebenzya said there was no progress in the grain deal for Moscow

Russia is still not allowed to export food and fertilizer, despite the terms of the grain deal. This was stated on May 15 at a meeting of the UN Security Council by the permanent representative of Russia Vasily Nebenzya.

Vasily Nebenzya

Vasily Nebenzya

Ivan Shilov © IA REGNUM

“For almost a year now, we have not seen the slightest progress in the second part of the package deal”he said.

Nebenzia noted that the deal only works within the framework of Ukrainian exports, while Russian exporters are still under sanctions. So far, there are no prospects for their weakening.

The permanent representative pointed out that Rosselkhozbank also remains under restrictions, which should be engaged in financial transactions to ensure the export of agricultural products. So far, Washington and Brussels have promised to only allow one-time transactions. Nebenzya said that even these promises “ridiculous”although they are spoken of as a solution to a problem.

As reported IA REGNUMOn May 15, the UN World Food Program (WFP) issued a statement calling for another extension of the grain deal. This issue has been discussed in Istanbul since May 10 by representatives of Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the UN.

Earlier, Moscow stated that they would not extend the deal if they did not achieve a solution to the problems of the Russian side. Russia has repeatedly noted that Ukraine is allowed commercial transactions, while Russian suppliers are prohibited from supplying free products to countries in need.

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