World cannot allow Russia to block prolongation of “grain deal” – Kuleba




Ukraine calls on the UN countries to put pressure on Russia and prevent it from blocking the prolongation of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba stated during the meeting of the UN Security Council.

"Today, the Black Sea Grain Initiative is under threat. Russian officials are jeopardizing the corridor's effectiveness and could prepare to block the prolongation of the deal after the agreed 120-day deadline expires. We cannot allow Russia to resume these "hunger games" with the world", – the minister said.

D. Kuleba called on all countries, especially those that depend on Ukrainian food exports, to put "maximum public and diplomatic pressure on Moscow so that the Black Sea Grain Corridor remains open after November".

"We must jointly protect the vital grain initiative", – D. Kuleba emphasized.