Russia Rejoins Ukraine Grain Export Wartime Deal

ASTANA KAZAKHSTAN - OCTOBER 14 (RUSSIA OUT) Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his press conference at the Commonwealth of the Independent States (CIS) Summit, October,14,2022, in Astana, Kazakhstan. Leaders of most post-Soviet states arrived to Astana for the first Summit Russia - Central Asia and annual Summit of CIS. (Photo by Contributor/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Russia on Wednesday said it would resume exporting grain under a Turkey-UN brokered deal with Ukraine that secures Black Sea shipping lanes after suspending its participation last month.
  • The renewed deal will ensure that grains can continue to leave Ukraine’s ports and help stave off global food shortages.
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu informed Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar that Russia’s participation in the humanitarian grain corridor deal would “continue in the same way as before.”

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