Publish dateWednesday 8 June 2022 - 15:59
Story Code : 254002
Turkish and Russian delegations discuss Ukraine grain
Russian and Turkish delegations met on Tuesday for talks on Ukrainian grains shipments which have been stalled due to Russia’s invasion.
Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)_The delegations met in Ankara and were headed by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu
NATO member Turkey shares a sea border with both Russia and Ukraine in the Black Sea, and has been working to mediate in their war.
It has supported Kyiv, but refused to impose sanctions on Moscow.
Since Russia invaded on Feb. 24, Ukrainian grain shipments from its Black Sea ports have stalled and more than 20 million tonnes of grain are stuck in silos.
The conflict has fuelled a global food crisis with prices of grains and fertilizer soaring, prompting the United Nations to pitch the plan to re-open shipping routes from Odesa and other Ukrainian ports.
Russia and Ukraine account for nearly a third of global wheat supplies, while Russia is also a big fertilizer exporter and Ukraine is a major exporter of corn and sunflower oil.
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