The European Union is urging Russia to revoke its decision to suspend its participation in the wheat export agreement, Josep Borrell, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Policy and Security Affairs, said on Sunday. .
“Russia’s decision to suspend its participation in the Black Sea agreement threatens the main grain and fertilizer export route,” he said on his Twitter account.
He stressed that there is an urgent need for grain exports to address the global food crisis caused by the Russian military operation in Ukraine. “The European Union urges Russia to revoke its decision,” she added.
This comes after Russia officially informed the United Nations yesterday to suspend its participation in the wheat export agreement signed in Istanbul last July. This happened after the attacks on his ships in Crimea.
The Russian ambassador in Washington today criticized the United States for releasing what he described as “false assurances “on Moscow’s decision to suspend its participation in the UN-brokered agreement to resume grain exports across the Black Sea.
Ambassador Anatoly Antonov wrote on Telegram: “Washington’s reaction to the terrorist attack on the port of Sevastopol is truly outrageous. We have not seen any signs of condemnation of the reckless actions of the Kiev regime.”
“All indications of the involvement of British military specialists in coordinating the major strike using drones are being ignored,” Antonov said.
Britain has dismissed Russia’s accusations as false. For his part, US President Joe Biden condemned Russia’s move on the wheat deal as “utterly shameful” and said it would exacerbate hunger.
In the same context, the Joint Coordination Center in charge of overseeing the implementation of the Ukrainian grain export agreement announced that no movement of merchant ships carrying Ukrainian grain in the Black Sea was recorded on Sunday.
“An agreement could not be reached at the Joint Coordination Center regarding the outbound and inbound movement of merchant ships on October 30,” said the center. in a statement released overnight after Moscow announced the suspension of its participation in the agreement signed on July 22.
The center, which includes delegates from Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations in Istanbul, said it expressed Russia’s “concern for the safety of merchant ships” and raised these concerns to the Turkish and Ukrainian delegations.
On Saturday, nine merchant ships were able to use the sea route in the Black Sea, “and there are more than ten (ships) others” ready for that. in both directions, according to the center monitoring the implementation of the agreement.
This agreement specifically provides for the inspection of merchant ships plying the Bosphorus in both directions, whether empty or loaded, by five teams made up of two inspectors from Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations.
Since the beginning of this month, Ukraine has criticized the slowness of inspections, accusing Russia of hindering the process.
The agreement, entered in Force on August 1, it allowed the export of more than nine million tons of wheat and other agricultural products from Ukrainian ports, according to the center.
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