June 2, 2023
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Turkey, Russia and Ukraine are scheduled to meet in Istanbul on May 5 on a “grain deal” at the level of deputy defense ministers. This was announced on Wednesday, May 3, by Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar.

According to him, during the meeting the parties will discuss a number of issues, including the grain initiative. The head of the Turkish Defense Ministry expressed hope that the agreement would be extended without any hitches, reports RIA News.

“This agreement is very important for peace and stability in the region, as well as for countries in need. In this context, we can say that the parties are favorable to the extension of this period. Our desire is to extend this initiative without any problems,” Hulusi said. Akar.

Meanwhile, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the issue of a meeting on the “grain deal” has not yet been agreed. No other details were provided by the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Previously the Kremlin saidthat contacts on the “grain deal” continue, but they do not bring results. So they answered the question about a possible meeting at any level to extend the agreement. The administration of the President of Russia also emphasized that the conditions of the “grain deal”, which relate to the Russian agricultural sector, have not yet been fulfilled.

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