Ukraine.- Putin and Erdogan discuss development of grain export deal and war in Ukraine

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed both the imminent extension of the grain export agreement and, in general terms, the evolution of the war in Ukraine, in a phone call with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, this Saturday.

In a statement compiled by ‘Daily Sabah’ from Erdogan’s office, “The meeting discussed the events related to the Russia-Ukraine war, as well as measures to improve relations between Turkey and Russia.”

Putin also thanked Erdogan for mediating in the extension of the agreement, which is necessary for Ukrainian grain to reach countries in need of humanitarian aid.

However, the meeting between the two leaders did not finish clarifying the confusing terms of enlargement. Following the UN’s mid-month announcement, the agreement’s extension is considered to be 120 days, but Russia argues the extension lasted only two months.

The UN is not behind the negotiations or the terms of the agreement, according to CNN, given the possible change in the extension period, saying “The agreement is open to the public: it is a public document.

Source: Noti Merica

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