Bilateral Relations

Russian and Turkish leaders to discuss Ukrainian grain exports on August 5

by Daily Sabah

The talks scheduled for Friday between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will address, among other things, the Turkish-brokered deal to unblock Ukrainian Black Sea grain exports, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters in a call that the talks will address how effectively the deal, which must be renewed after 120 days, is working.

The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain to world markets since Russia’s invasion blocked exports more than five months ago departed on Monday and is on track to safely arrive in Istanbul on Tuesday night or early Wednesday, Turkey said.

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