Ukraine to Expand Grain Agreement on Metal Ore

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, August 5, 2022
Ukraine to Expand Grain Agreement on Metal Ore

Russia is ready to stop blocking metal exports on the condition that sanctions against Russian metallurgists are lifted

Trade representative of Ukraine at the World Trade Organization and other international organizations, Taras Kachka, said that Ukraine is looking for opportunities to expand the Istanbul grain agreement from the 22 of July for metal from Ukraine.

"This agreement is about logistics, about the movement of ships through the Black sea. What is the difference between grain and iron ore?" Taras Kachka.

According to the deputy minister of the economy of Ukraine, Taras Kachka, in July, Ukraine exported 3 million tons of grain via alternative routes. This is 50% less than during the war period when the main logistical load was on Ukrainian seas.

In turn, the Kremlin replied (suddenly) that they are ready to go to a meeting with Ukraine if sanctions are completely lifted from Russian metallurgists.

"In any case, it should be understood here that solving such issues is impossible without direct connection with the restrictions that apply to our producers, in this case, metal producers. That's why there's a lot to discuss," Dmitry Peskov.

Isn't that blackmail?

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