OREANDA-NEWS  The Mv cargo ship with a batch of fertilizers from Russia, detained by Finland as part of European sanctions on March 9, received permission to leave the Finnish port of Kotka. RIA Novosti writes about this with reference to the message of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic.

The Agency indicated that on March 19 it received a request from the buyer of the cargo for an exception to the rules. He was satisfied due to the fact that fertilizers are being sent to a third country to promote food security.

In the case of fertilizers, assets can be released from seizure if they are sent to a third country in order to promote global food security. "Based on this, fertilizers detained in the port of Kotka can also continue their journey," the Finnish Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Helsinki does not specify, because of personal sanctions against whom the decision was made to detain the cargo.

As part of the grain deal with Ukraine, the UN and Turkey, Russia has agreed to remove obstacles to the export of food and fertilizers. Moscow has repeatedly stated that the restrictions remain, despite the agreements.