Permanent Representative to the UN Nebenzya: extension of grain deal depends on meeting Russian Federation demands
Russia will consider extending the “product” agreement after 60 days, subject to meeting the requirements Moscow. This was stated by the Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Vasily Nebenzya in a letter to the deputy general secretary of the organization Martin Griffiths and Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Rebecca Greenspan, reports RIA News.
Russia is not opposed to the extension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative until May 18, Nebenzia noted, but its future will depend on tangible progress in the implementation of the memorandum of understanding between Russia and the UN Secretariat to help promote Russian food and fertilizers. to world markets.
The letter announced the conditions for extending the grain agreement, in particular the connection Rosselkhozbank to the SWIFT system, the resumption of deliveries of agricultural equipment to Russia, the lifting of restrictions on Russian cargo ships, the Togliatti-Odessa ammonia pipeline, the resumption of activities of Russian fertilizer companies.
Formerly Russia notified all participants in the grain agreement that the agreement has been extended for 60 days.