Zelenskyy offers Turkey and the UN to continue the work of the "grain corridor" without the Russian Federation
Ukraine turned to Turkey and the UN with a proposal to continue the functioning of the "grain corridor" within the Black Sea Grain Initiative without Russia, which withdrew from the agreement on Monday.
Details: The head of state emphasized that Ukraine did not conclude any agreements with Russia, and the agreement on grain export was signed with Turkey and the UN.
Direct speech : "The Black Sea grain initiative can and should work without Russia in the future... It remains valid. The only thing that remains now is its careful implementation, the decisive pressure of the world on the terrorist state."
More details: He announced that he has sent official letters to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres with a proposal to continue the work of the Black Sea Grain Initiative or its counterpart in a tripartite format.
Direct language: "Ukraine, the UN, and Turkey can jointly ensure the operation of the food corridor and the inspection of ships. And this is necessary for everyone in the world."
What preceded this:
- On July 17, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced the suspension of the "grain agreement" . Russia also announced the withdrawal of shipping safety guarantees within the framework of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which ceased to operate on Monday, July 17.
- At the same time, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that he believes that the Russian President actually wants to continue the so-called "grain agreement" and will talk to him about it.