OREANDA-NEWS According to a RIA Novosti source, the Turkish side, in cooperation with the UN, is negotiating with the United States and Great Britain in order to remove obstacles related to the payment of Russian products through banks. The export of these products is planned as part of the grain deal.

Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia announced the extension of the grain deal until July 17 without changes. However, if all problematic issues are not resolved within two months, the transaction will be suspended after the specified date. The problems associated with the export of Russian grain under this deal have not yet been resolved, according to the head of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Dmitry Patrushev. Russian officials at the talks stressed that the provisions of the memorandum between Russia and the UN, which is the second part of the grain deal, have not yet been implemented. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia stated that it is necessary to eliminate violations in the implementation of this transaction as soon as possible.

The Black Sea Grain Initiative, signed by representatives of Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and the UN on July 22, 2022, provides for the export of Ukrainian grain, food and fertilizers through the ports of the Black Sea, including the port of Odessa. The Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul is responsible for coordinating the movement of ships. In September, Russian President Vladimir Putin pointed out that the West exports most of the Ukrainian grain to its own countries, and not to African countries that need it.