UN, Turkey and Ukraine continue Black Sea grain deal despite Russian withdrawal

The United Nations, Turkey and Ukraine continued to implement a Black Sea grain deal and agreed on a transit plan on Monday for 16 ships to proceed despite Russia’s withdrawal from the pact that allowed Ukrainian agricultural exports to world markets.

Russia that invaded Ukraine on. February 24 on Saturday suspended its role in the Black Sea deal “indefinitely”, cutting supplies from one of the world’s biggest grain exporters as it said it could not “guarantee the safety of civilian ships” traveling under the pact after an attack on her Black Sea fleet.

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