Russia announced today the suspension of the agreement for the export of grain through the Black Sea from Ukrainian ports, after verifying that commitments have not been fulfilled with the Russian side.
“The grain agreement is suspended,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said in his daily telephone press conference, stressing that “as soon as the Russian side complies” that they demand, Russia “immediately will re-implement this agreement.”
“In practice the Black Sea agreements expired today. Unfortunately, the part of the Black Sea agreement that refers to Russia has not been fulfilled. Because of it, he loses his vigor,” he explained.
The Russian claims They refer to the reconnection of the Rosseljozbank bank to SWIFT, lifting the sanctions on spare parts for agricultural machinery, the unblocking of logistics and transport insurance, the unfreezing of assets and the resumption of the Togliatti-Odesa ammonia pipeline, which exploded on June 5 .
These aspirations are contained in a memorandum signed between Russia and the UN, which Moscow considers mandatory for the implementation of the grain agreement.
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Peskov denied that the suspension of the pact for the export of grain through the Black Sea was related to the attack on the Crimean bridge, which links the occupied Ukrainian peninsula with Russia.
“No, are events that are not related in no way,” he said when asked about that point.
The spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zajárova, reported in turn that “Russia officially informed the Turkish and Ukrainian parties, as well as the UN Secretariat, that it opposes the extension of the agreement” of the grain.