A few days back Russian government blamed Ukraine military for destroying its fleet in the Black Sea and Crimea using western weapons. In support of the claims, the Russian government refused to renew the grain deal with Ukraine.
However, the situation is different and in favor of the world now. The recent official update provided by the officials has claimed that Russia will now take part in the treaty and is ready to cooperate.
Russia announced Wednesday that they are rejoining the agreement that ensures safe voyages for ships taking important grain exports from Ukraine
This decision could help to ease concerns about global food supplies that were raised last week when Russia suspended its participation in the pact.
“The Russian Federation thinks the guarantees they received seem enough to resume the implementation of the agreement,” said the ministry in a statement.
Russia has blamed Ukraine for the Sevastopol attacks. Although Ukraine has not confirmed that its forces attacked the city, and specifics about the extent of damage to Russian naval vessels remain unknown.
Turkey and the United Nations acted as mediators in the deal and made it successful. The agreement will resume midday Turkish time on Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said after speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Further, in order to guarantee the safety of Ukrainian ships, a procedure was put in place that required inspections and monitoring. Any vessels coming to or from Ukraine’s ports were to be inspected by an international team consisting of Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish, and UN officials.
This news arrives at a time when the world needs it the most. Ukraine has historically played an important role in global food production, and the suspension of this trade deal sparked major concerns over food supply around the world. The problem is exacerbated by an ongoing hunger crisis across the globe.
Ukraine exports three-forth grain production, and most of it goes through the Black Sea route. Russia being an active participant in the sea, it’s crucial that there is harmony between both.
Ukraine is a major producer of wheat and has been in the middle of a military conflict for the last few months. Recently, Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, effectively imposing a blockade on ships leaving Ukraine’s ports.
This caused an immediate impact on global food markets, especially because Ukraine has become a major supplier of grain to the World Food Programme. Moreover, if this deal wasn’t in place, as many as 47 million people could suffer “acute food insecurity” as a result of the civil war, according to the UN.
However, it’s a piece of good news for not only Ukraine but European and other countries that the countries are thinking about the poor people. We hope that the struggle ends soon and people of both countries start living a peaceful life.
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