Moscow has restricted the registration of ships in the Yuzhny port until Russian ammonia is exported, UN Secretary General Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary General, said. According to him, cited by RIA Novosti, the UN made practical proposals to the parties to the grain deal
The secretariat has put forward practical proposals to the parties at the strategic and operational level, he said. Earlier, Moscow informed the Joint Coordinating Center (JCC) about restricting the registration of ships until Russian ammonia is exported, the official representative of the Secretary General specified.
According to Dujarric, 33 ships left the Ukrainian port in May, and this is only half of the April figure. “Only three of these ships left the Yuzhny port. Exports in May reached 1.3 million tons of grain and other products, which is less than half of the volumes exported in previous months,” he said.
The representative of the UN Secretary General also stated that since May 24, the number of inspection teams in the SKC has been reduced from three to two. This affected the number of daily inspections. “This is a very serious situation,” said Dujarric. The Secretariat has put forward practical proposals to all parties at the strategic and operational level, he stressed.
As Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin said earlier, Russia’s position remains unchanged. “The export of ammonia is part of the existing agreements and was supposed to begin simultaneously with the transportation of Ukrainian grain,” the diplomat said in a statement published on the ministry’s website.
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