UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric answered the questions of journalists at the daily press conference regarding Russia’s termination of the Black Sea Grain Corridor Agreement and the memorandum of understanding with the UN.
Noting that the document sent by Russia to the UN includes the statement that the agreement was “terminated”, Dujarric said that the last ship was already inspected at the Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul, and that the UN personnel at the center would remain there for the time being.
Dujarric said that “the UN does not control the Black Sea” in case other countries want to send ships.
Regarding Russia’s demand for “removal of barriers”, Dujarric reminded that the UN has taken many steps and is holding talks with its partners, and said, “We do not have the means to remove all obstacles.”
Underlining that the UN will continue to make every effort to ensure that Russia and Ukraine’s food and grains reach the market, Dujarric reiterated that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Turkey are a critical part of these efforts and are “grateful” for their efforts so far. .
Statement from Russia that the “grain corridor agreement has actually come to an end”
In order to reduce the impact of Russia’s attack on Ukraine on global food prices, the UN, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine signed the Black Sea Grain Corridor Agreement with a ceremony held in Istanbul on July 22, 2022.
Kremlin Spokesman Dmitriy Peskov, in his statement regarding the Black Sea Grain Corridor Agreement, whose term of office has expired, said, “The grain corridor agreement has actually come to an end, it has been stopped. Russia will immediately return to the grain agreement as soon as the relevant conditions are applied. The part of the agreement regarding Russia has not been fulfilled.” had used the words.