An agreement was reached by the UN and Turkey with Russia and Ukraine on the opening of a corridor for the export of grain.
This is reported euronews, referring to the Turkish news agency Anadolu. Sources of the latter in diplomatic circles said that the likelihood of signing an agreement in Istanbul is very high.
Anadolu writes that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has finally managed to achieve some success in his diplomatic attempts to resolve the “grain conflict”. From the very beginning of the war, he emphasized his neutral position between Ukraine and Russia.
It is expected that a center for regulating interaction between Moscow and Kyiv will be created in Istanbul through the mediation of the UN and Ankara. As part of this initiative, at least 20 million tons of grain will be exported to world markets.
However, according to forecasts, experts warn, the wheat harvest in Ukraine will fall by about 40%. Just over 19 million tons of wheat is expected to be harvested this year.