Russia threatens to pull out of grain deal


Russian officials have warned that Moscow may not extend the Black Sea Grain Initiative next month unless certain Russian demands are met. This could lead to the termination of exports from Ukraine along the protected route established in July by the United Nations. Politico reports.


Gennady Gatilov, Russia's ambassador to the UN in Geneva, said Thursday in an interview with Reuters news agency that Moscow had sent a letter to the UN complaining about the failure to comply with an integral part of the deal aimed at facilitating Russian exports of fertilizers and grains.

The ultimatum is unambiguous and obvious. If the Russian side does not see that, according to the agreement, nothing will be done with regard to the Russian Federation regarding the export of Russian grain and fertilizers, then Moscow will withdraw from the deal, the official said.

The current deal, concluded in July for the first four months, allows Ukrainian grain to be exported from the ports of the Odessa region. According to the UN Joint Coordination Center, as of October 12, more than 7 million tons of Ukrainian grain was exported from the country via a protected route.

Over the past few months, Ukrainian officials have become increasingly worried about how long the deal could last as Kyiv continues to successfully boost grain exports through its ports in the Odessa region, restoring economic lifeline for Ukraine and critical food supplies for starving residents around.

Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the agreement, saying that the vast majority of exported grain goes to wealthy states in Europe, and not to vulnerable countries. The Russian Federation also claims that “the second part of this deal” has not yet been implemented at all. This, in particular, was announced to journalists on Thursday by assistant Yuri Ushakov, the TASS news agency reports.
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  1. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 14 October 2022 08: 57
    +3
    As always, threaten Oh well..
  2. Radikal Offline Radikal
    Radikal 14 October 2022 09: 34
    +5
    Russian officials have warned that Moscow may not extend the Black Sea Grain Initiative next month unless certain Russian demands are met.

    Why not today or yesterday? How long has it been since the deal was made? Or is everyone afraid to ruin relations with the Janissary? sad

    Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the agreement, saying that the vast majority of exported grain goes to wealthy states in Europe, and not to vulnerable countries. The Russian Federation also claims that “the second part of this deal” has not yet been implemented at all. This, in particular, was announced to journalists on Thursday by assistant Yuri Ushakov, the TASS news agency reports.

    Well, we cried, what's next? lol
  3. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 14 October 2022 09: 41
    +2
    unfortunately:

    Oh, it's not hard to fool me!
    I'm glad to be deceived myself!


    Pushkin was right...
  4. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 14 October 2022 10: 21
    +4
    It is not clear what the Kremlin was offended by. There have not yet been deals with the West, so that it would not be frankly cheated. that is why they consider us there to be fools who are always happy to please the West with something.
  5. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 14 October 2022 10: 36
    +1
    that “the second part of this deal” is absolutely not fulfilled yet.

    What's again? Already from the sofa it is clear that Putin is surrounded by a traitor!! And he doesn't get it!
    1. InanRom Offline InanRom
      InanRom (Ivan) 14 October 2022 17: 13
      +2
      just one..surrounded? and who forms this environment of his own? ... and he himself .. the eternally naive "deceived" by NATO and the West, the poor thing, did not learn anything on this rake in 20 years? ...
  6. Nike Offline Nike
    Nike (Nikolai) 14 October 2022 10: 41
    +4
    Where Abrasha tramples there is a kid of Russia.
  7. GIS Offline GIS
    GIS (Ildus) 14 October 2022 10: 52
    +3
    until the deception became clear to third countries, it was not raised to the public. now look: according to statements in the press, the share of Ukrainian grain is from 1 to 3% of the world's, then the grain remains fodder and it is neither cold nor hot. in return for the deal, the Russian Federation received a partial lifting of sanctions.
    and where do you all see that the Russian Federation is losing from the deal ????
    And here's when we started summing it up:
    1. Grain carriers left Odessa? came out.
    2.RF given the opportunity to sell grain and fertilizer? not allowed.
    3. Grain and fertilizer reached third countries? did not reach.
    THIS picture is seen by the whole world? ALREADY YES.
    here is the result of this operation - The EU and the UN only support one side and don't care about third countries at all. who benefits from this situation in the future, when it will be necessary to decide how to live further: according to the rules of the "hegemon" or according to the rules of reasonable mutual coexistence?
  8. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 14 October 2022 14: 13
    +1
    It is not clear why the Russian Federation took the word of the West.
    So many times they deceived and again the Russian Federation on the same rake.
    The condition was to lift sanctions on the supply of grain and fertilizers from the Russian Federation, including freight insurance and permission to enter seaports, in exchange for permission to export grain and corn from Ukraine.
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  10. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
    Pat Rick 14 October 2022 22: 38
    +1
    The terrorist attack against the Crimean bridge revealed a serious flaw for the security of Russia in the "grain deal". It provides that ships with grain are inspected only in the Turkish straits. The ship with explosives that left Odessa was able to safely enter the Danube. Breaking the "grain deal" will not solve the problem - after leaving the Serpent Island, Russia lost control over this sector of the Black Sea. What are the options?
    The FSB has revealed the organizer and perpetrators of the terrorist attack on the Crimean bridge - the responsibility is assigned to the head of military intelligence of Ukraine Kirill Budanov. The FSB also found out the route of movement of the explosive device that went off on the bridge on October 8.
    Of particular interest is the first stage of this movement. In early August, dangerous goods with a total weight of more than 22 tons, disguised as rolls of construction film, were transported from the seaport of Odessa along the Black Sea and further along the Danube to the Bulgarian river port of Ruse, located in the depths of the mainland. “We see a gross violation of the “grain deal”. The fact that a military cargo directed against the Russian Federation left Odessa is an obvious violation of the agreement,” Andrey Klimov, Deputy Head of the Committee on International Affairs of the Federation Council, emphasized.
    The ship, which left Odessa in Ruse, moved along the coastal course along the seashore, and then entered the Danube, where it proceeded through Romanian territory to the Bulgarian port. Ukraine supports active navigation along the Danube (which, however, suffers from Ukrainian mines, laid at the beginning of the NVO near Odessa and drifting towards the Danube Delta). The main thing is that the ship sailing from Odessa to Ruse was not subject to inspection by Turkish observers as part of the “grain deal”. “Such lifelines that go along the coast, we cannot check. Especially if the ship sailed under the Bulgarian flag. Two neighboring NATO countries, Romania and Bulgaria, use this,” military expert Vasily Dandykin noted.
  11. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 14 October 2022 22: 45
    +2
    Terminate the contract. Let everyone buy grain in the market. For money for grain, Kyiv kills Russian citizens. Or here is the protection of the interests of Russian oligarchs who have property in Ukraine.
  12. Moscow Offline Moscow
    Moscow 14 October 2022 22: 52
    0
    The Reporter lost the theme of the fate of the mobilized. It is believed that all of them are prepared together at the training grounds. But, is it true that some of them are already at the front? Is it true or did the enemies come up with it again?
  13. Grei grin Offline Grei grin
    Grei grin (Gray Grin) 15 October 2022 23: 07
    0
    Snotlout! The trouble is that the Russian government is cowardly, so no one respects it and does not want to deal with it! In this cruel world, only the strong have the right to exist!
  14. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 17 October 2022 17: 23
    0
    Where are the red lines?