Ukraine grain deal renewed – Moscow

Ukraine grain deal renewed – Moscow

The UN-backed scheme for Ukraine has been extended, despite Moscow’s complaints about restrictions on its own trade

The UN and Türkiye-mediated arrangement for exporting Ukrainian grain via the Black Sea has been renewed for three more months, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksandr Grushko told journalists on Tuesday. However, Moscow remains unhappy with the failure to secure the lifting of Western restrictions on its own food and fertilizer trade, the official added.

The Black Sea grain mechanism was introduced in August last year to facilitate Ukraine’s agricultural exports amid the conflict with Russia. It was initially set to run for 180…