In July, Moscow’s government withdrew from the agreement brokered by Turkey and the United Nations ukraine Despite the war it made it possible to export grain from its Black Sea ports. Since then, Russia has repeated Ukrainian Ports and grain warehouses were attacked. west and ukraine Accused Russia of using food as a weapon of war.
Fidan is expected to meet Lavrov in Moscow on Thursday and Friday. According to the Kremlin, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan also wants to visit Russia soon. It was initially unclear what incentives Qatar would have to participate in the agreement proposed by Russia. The grain agreement was one of the few diplomatic successes in the war that has been going on since February 24, 2022.
At the BRICS summit in South Africa, Putin once again held the West responsible for the collapse of the previous grain agreement. “Commitments to Russia in this regard have been ignored,” he claimed. Russia had previously ended its naval blockade of Ukrainian ports in the summer of 2022 with the mediation of the United Nations and Turkey. The grain deal, which initially lasted only four months, was extended several times. As a result, more than 1,000 ships carrying approximately 33 million grains left Ukrainian ports. However, on 17 July Putin rejected further extension.