Food crisis to soften as Russia, Ukraine sign landmark deals on grain exports

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Russia and Ukraine signed separate agreements with Turkey and the United Nations to enable the export of millions of tons of grains needed across the world.

The agreement was reached on Friday, according to The Washington Post.

The deal hopes to restart grain exports from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports that have been blocked since Russia’s invasion and ease the ravaging global food crisis.

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Sergei Shoigu, Russian defence minister and Oleksandr Kubrakov, Ukrainian infrastructure minister, signed separate deals with Antonio Guterres, U.N. secretary-general and Hulusi Akar, the Turkish defence minister.

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The ceremony was witnessed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

More to follow…