Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin said that they do not see a possibility for the extension of the Black Sea Grain Corridor Agreement and that they are in talks with international institutions and organizations.
Vershinin made comments on the Black Sea Grain Corridor Agreement signed in Istanbul on July 22, 2022 and extended to July 18, between Turkey, Ukraine, Russia and the United Nations (UN).
Answering a question about whether they see the possibility of extending the agreement, Verşinin said, “We do not see any possibility. But of course, we are continuing consultations with UN officials on both parts of the agreement,” he said.
Pointing out that ammonia exports are also within the scope of the agreement, Verşinin said, “We have said many times that ammonia exports are included in the agreements signed in Istanbul. This means that ammonia can be exported under a commercial agreement. It is very bad that the Kiev administration is trying to tie this issue to other conditions or requirements, and it locks the situation.”