Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov signed a UN-brokered grain deal in Istanbul on Friday.

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said that two documents were signed in Istanbul aimed at solving the issue of food and grain exports to the global market.

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The defense minister added that the first document stipulates the United Nations to facilitate removal of restrictions on exports of Russian agricultural products.

The second document defines the algorithm for the export of Ukrainian agricultural products from the Black Sea ports controlled by Ukraine, Shoigu said, adding that Kiev is responsible for security in Ukrainian territorial waters, including de-mining.

In addition, the minister said that the deal would be impossible without active mediating role of Turkey and the UN. Shoigu promised that Russia has no reason take advantage of de-mining and opening of Ukrainian ports.

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Commenting on the signed memorandum, a UN official explained that the Black Sea grain initiative is a renewable 120-day deal, but it should continue until the Russia-Ukraine conflict ends. The official added that it will take weeks to see ships transport grain in the Black Sea.

Inspection teams under control of the Joint Coordination Center will make sure that vessels heading to Ukraine are not used to ship weapons to Ukraine.

There will be ships monitored across the Black Sea and there will be an inspection of those ships going in these ports. The UN inspection team will be set up to monitor this event, so that ships will be inspected making sure that there will be no weapons going into Ukraine.

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The export of Ukraine grain, foodstuff, fertilizer [will be conduced] across from the three ports, Odessa and two related cargo ports.

Russia and Ukraine have agreed to ensure a safe passage of vessels shipping grain in the Black Sea and abstain from attacking and sinking them.

Grain supplies from Ukraine ceased earlier this year amid Russia’s special military operation in the country, raising concerns about acute food shortages across the globe.

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The West has been blaming Russia for blocking shipments of grain, sunflower and fertilizers from Ukraine. Moscow has repeatedly denied the accusations, noting that the crisis was provoked by Ukrainian forces, who had mined the Black Sea ports.

The Kremlin also stressed that Western sanctions against Russian agricultural exports have contributed to the global hunger games issue.

Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2022.

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Wazir Mohammed
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22-07-22 18:36

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Reply to  Wazir Mohammed
22-07-22 20:32

It looks like the Russians are still willing to keep the trade routes from Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia open for Ukraine in order for goods to pass to Gdansk in Poland connecting the Black Sea the Baltic Sea.

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22-07-22 18:37

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Donnchadh
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22-07-22 22:02

And how long before a meeting of the USA to tell the EU the Russian part of the deal is off ? The USA “owns ” the UN –as it has said numerous times –ask Iran – Venezuela-China-Pakistan-Iraq- Afghanistan- Libya-Turkey- most African states -Syria- steals its oil/gas /wheat how trustworthy the US government is ,it is now know worldwide that the US steals a countries deposits of money-gold etc held in banks there ,the UK doing the same -change of President?? agreements go out the window . The US breaks International Law- The Human Rights Act -International Treaties -declares itself… Read more »

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22-07-22 22:04

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Valkry
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Reply to  Donnchadh
23-07-22 03:04

Good point, but this time around UN can not slip if they are watched from all corners, if UN decides to let weapons into Ukraine, it will be another fact/prove for a justice case at the ICC?

Donnchadh
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Reply to  Valkry
23-07-22 12:03

Today Ukraine says quote- ” Russia bombed the Odessa harbor area directly after the talks ” As I posted above it looks like Ukraine now has a reason to call the deal off and it looks to my suspicious nature that the whole thing was a set up to say- “look we (USA) are right – Russia is causing world starvation ” .
Please prove me wrong ?

Baroud
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Reply to  Donnchadh
23-07-22 12:29

These thugs never stop with what they are good at?

Donnchadh
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Reply to  Valkry
22-07-22 22:21

You got that exactly right in one photo – Americas Secretary of State James Baker to naive Gorbachev -February 1990 suggested US could make “iron-clad guarantees ” that NATO- quote “would not expand one inch eastwards ” .
As they say in Scotland –“Aye Right” !!