19:02 25 Jul 2022

Zelensky called for grain export security guarantees from partners

Фото: ОПУ

Ukraine will definitely start exporting grain through ports on the Black Sea, according to the agreement signed last week.

It was discussed at President Volodymyr Zelensky's press conference following the meeting with the President of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei.

"The whole world saw that less than 24 hours had passed since the missile attacks on the ports began. We did everything from our side. And then there is the question of the UN and Turkey, to what extent they can control russia," he said.

He emphasized that it is not Ukraine blocking the supply of agricultural products.

"We will start exporting and let partners take care of security issues," Zelensky added.

As previously reported by Rubryka, Ukraine signed an agreement with Turkey and the UN on July 22 on the safe export of grain through the Black Sea.

Mykhailo Podolyak, the adviser to the head of the President's Office, emphasized that Ukraine does not sign any documents with Russia.

"We sign an agreement with Turkey and the UN and undertake obligations to them. russia signs a mirror agreement with Turkey and the UN," he wrote.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu signed the agreement with Turkey and the UN on behalf of russia.

The agreement will not provide for the escort of transport by russian ships and the presence of russian representatives in Ukrainian ports.

During the signing of the initiative and immediately after it, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kubrakov, announced the movement of vessels could resume in the coming days.

Read Rubryka's daily timeline of war: current news on Ukraine's defense against russia's aggression.

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