Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday that Ankara and Moscow are working on building a third nuclear power plant.
In an interview, reported by the Turkish agency Anadolu, he also said he agreed with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that priority in the grain export agreement should be given to African countries in need and that Ankara and Moscow have agreed to send grain shipments to Djibouti, Somalia and Sudan.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced today that Russia will continue the agreement to export grain across the Black Sea. According to the Turkish agency.
This came after Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened on Wednesday to withdraw Russia from the grain export agreement again if Kiev “breached the guarantees” required by Moscow.
“I have asked the Defense Ministry to resume its participation in the wheat export agreement. But Russia reserves the right to withdraw from this agreement if Ukraine violates guarantees,” Putin said. in a short speech broadcast in live on Russian television.
For its part, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that “it is possible to obtain written guarantees from Kiev that the” grain corridor “will not be used for military operations against Russia”, according to the Russian agency “Interfax”.
Russia suspended its participation in the deal on Saturday, after accusing Kiev of marching its stationed fleet in Crimea.
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Interestingly, the agreement was concluded between Ukraine and Russia in July under the auspices of Turkey and the United Nations and expires on November 19, to alleviate the global food crisis caused by the conflict, especially in Africa.
The agreement has so far allowed the export of more than 9.5 million tons of Ukrainian wheat blocked in ports since the outbreak of the war in late February.
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