OREANDA-NEWS The Russian Foreign Ministry has put forward five demands for the extension of the grain deal after July 17, in case of non-compliance with the above conditions, the Black Sea maritime initiative will be terminated. This is stated in a statement published on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

"Reconnection of the Rosselkhoznadzor to SWIFT; spare parts supplies; unblocking of transport logistics and insurance; resuscitation of the Tolyatti—Odessa ammonia pipeline and defrosting of assets of Russian companies," the ministry said in a statement.

The Foreign Ministry stressed that without fulfilling these requirements, there is no question of expanding the Black Sea initiative in principle, and the agreement itself will be terminated after July 17.

On May 17, it became known that Russia had agreed to extend its participation in the grain deal for another two months. According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, this decision was made after appeals from Russian partners, but the next two months will be decisive in the fate of the deal.