The Kremlin confirmed contacts with Turkey on the export of grain from Ukraine

Russia and Turkey will hold contacts through the Ministry of Defense on creating a safe corridor for the export of grain from blocked Ukrainian ports, President Vladimir Putin does not take part in this, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, TASS reports. .

“No. This is along the line of the Ministry of Defense, & mdash; Peskov answered a question about the president's plans to receive the Turkish delegation.

Earlier, CNN Türk sources in the administration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke about plans to hold a meeting on the export of grain from Ukraine, in it will be attended by representatives of Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the UN. According to these data, the president of the country will take part in the negotiations from Turkey, from the UN— Secretary General of the organization António Guterres.

On the eve of Erdogan discussed the efforts of the parties to export grain from Ukraine with Guterres, Milliyet newspaper writes. They believed that the solution found would be a factor in preventing a global food crisis. Mechanism of “grain corridor” assumes that within a month the ships will begin to export grain from the ports of Ukraine along the Dardanelles and the Bosporus, in just 6-8 months, in this way the parties intend to export up to 40 million tons of grain, the newspaper noted.

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