In Italy, they believe that only Erdogan is able to persuade Putin to resume the grain deal

Italian Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Antonio Tajani expressed hope that possible face-to-face talks in August between Russian and Turkish Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan would lead to an agreement on grain. The main problem today is the rise in prices for grain and cereals, the politician said in an interview with La Stampa newspaper.

Prices for grain and cereals are rising - this is the main problem. We need an agreement between Russia and Ukraine through the mediation of Turkey - the only country capable of doing this at the moment

Tayani emphasized.

The minister added that consultations in Jeddah on Ukraine "are very important, especially because of Beijing's involvement." He said he looked forward to China's participation in the peace dialogue. Tajani announced his visit to Beijing in September, assuring that "we will also talk about it."

Putin and Erdogan talked on the phone on August 2. The Russian leader noted that Moscow is determined to cooperate with Ankara and other interested countries in working out options for supplying its grain to countries in need. The Turkish President, in turn, said that Ankara will continue to use diplomacy to extend the Black Sea initiative.

Earlier, the head of the Italian defense department, Guido Crosetto, confirmed that 95% of the grain from Ukraine supplied not to the starving countries of Africa, but to quite prosperous European states. He stated that the cessation of grain transportation through the Black Sea would provoke an increase in prices and destabilize the situation in the poorest African states.
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  1. golden knowledge (Gold) 7 August 2023 12: 33
    Erdogan would sleep peacefully. enough already, agreed
  2. 75 hammer Offline 75 hammer
    75 hammer (Hammer 75) 7 August 2023 12: 59
    In fact, if crests can be thrown out of the new regions without hostilities, this will be a victory, but most likely they will bend the Glavverkh to the Korean version of the existing LBS, and this is a loss for the future. Today, without an additional 400 thousand and a larger operation cannot be carried out on the right bank of the Dnieper, which is why the West is trying to sell an agreement, seeing weakness and unwillingness to free the ruin from the Nazis!
    1. In passing Offline In passing
      In passing (Galina Rožkova) 7 August 2023 13: 47
      Free from fascists? And then build everything from the beginning there, clean their brains, pay their debts? For what? Here they were already in the Kyiv and Kharkov and Kherson regions. And what? Do you want to do charity work (separately)? They won’t appreciate you there, but when they appreciate and ask, then yes. And no debt for their stupidity.
      1. voland_1 Online voland_1
        voland_1 (Vladimir) 8 August 2023 20: 50
        no hohlyandii - no debts. who took and gives
  3. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) 8 August 2023 18: 56
    The grain deal, I think, is the biggest scam ever. Not only did they plan to abandon the Russian Federation (and this is the loss of fertilizers, grain and their good name), they plan to abandon their farmers (what a scary thought this will lead to). At least they will experience all this for themselves in a couple of years. And for this they should thank the United States, Europe and Erdogan, how they will thank this is interesting, we'll wait and see.
  4. Dmitry Volkov Offline Dmitry Volkov
    Dmitry Volkov (Dmitry Volkov) 9 August 2023 08: 59
    I bet there will be a grain deal!