Jul 22, 2022
By Jeremy Logan
Russia and Ukraine are expected to sign separate agreements with Turkey and the United Nations that would allow Ukraine to resume grain shipments to world markets and Russia to export grain and fertilizers while the two countries are at war in Ukraine.
Last week Ukrainian and Russian military delegations reached a tentative agreement on a United Nations plan that would enable Ukraine to export 22 million tons of grain and other agricultural products that have been stuck in Black Sea ports due to the war.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan planned to take part in a signing ceremony on Friday in Istanbul.
Russia’s defense ministry and Ukraine’s infrastructure minister are their nations’ expected signatories.