After announcing the end of the Black Sea Grain Agreement, Russia has warned of the dangers of Ukraine’s plans to push ahead with grain exports.
“Without adequate guarantees in areas close to the battlefield, there will be risks,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call today, according to Reuters and Sputnik. “If something happens without Russia, then those risks will have to be taken into account,” he said of the situation following the suspension of the Black Sea Grain Agreement.
The previous day, Russia announced the termination of the Black Sea Grain Agreement, which guaranteed the safety of grain exports through the Black Sea, and said it was withdrawing security guarantees in the relevant waters and redesignating the waters northwest of the Black Sea as a temporary danger zone.
However, Ukraine has expressed its intention to continue grain exports through the Black Sea regardless of Russia’s decision.
Peskov also reiterated allegations that Ukraine has utilized the Black Sea humanitarian corridor for military purposes.
“We have fulfilled our obligations and extended the agreement several times, despite the fact that the terms of the agreement have not been observed,” he added.
He also called the US and the West “unscrupulous” for criticizing the termination of the agreement.
However, 카지노사이트넷 Peskov praised UN Secretary-General António Guterres for his mediation efforts, and said the issue of food aid to the poorest countries will be discussed at the Russia-Africa summit in St. Petersburg this month.