ANKARA, October 9 – Novosti. Seventeen grain ships left Ukrainian ports over the weekend as part of a food deal, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said .
“Grain shipments from Ukrainian ports continue in a safe mode. A total of 17 ships with grain set off yesterday and today,” the military department said on Twitter .
In Istanbul on July 22, two related documents were signed to address the problems of food and fertilizer supplies to world markets. Documents are a single package. The first one, the memorandum, assumes the obligation of the UN to remove various restrictions on the export of Russian agricultural products and fertilizers to world markets. The second defines the algorithm for the export of Ukrainian agricultural products from the Black Sea ports controlled by Ukraine . However, as Moscow points out , in terms of exports from the Russian Federation , the deal does not work yet.
Putin has previously called ugly the decision of the European Union to remove restrictions on the supply of Russian grain and fertilizers only for European countries. Russia will sell its grain despite the restrictions, he said, but wants it to reach the poorest countries. Putin has repeatedly stated that grain is not supplied to the countries that were previously discussed.