On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed with his Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan the files related to the grain deal.
And the Russian Foreign Ministry announced today that Lavrov discussed with his Turkish counterpart options for exporting wheat that would be safe from measures by Kiev and Western countries.
NATO condemns Russia’s decision to withdraw from the grain export initiative
On Monday, Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), condemned Russia’s decision to withdraw from the initiative to export grain through the Black Sea.
“I condemn Russia’s unilateral decision to withdraw from the Black Sea Grain Initiative, despite the efforts of our ally Turkey and the United Nations,” Jens Stoltenberg said, in a tweet on his Twitter account.
On Monday, Russia announced the cessation of its participation in the Ukrainian grain export deal across the Black Sea, the withdrawal of security guarantees for Ukrainian grain shipments, and the termination of the safe corridor to transport them across the Black Sea.
“The agreements on the grain deal have already been terminated, they have been stopped, and Russia will immediately return to their implementation after the Russian part fulfills the conditions,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on a conference call with reporters.