Erdogan: We agreed with Putin to send grain and fertilizers to poor countries for free

4 November, 2022
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Erdogan: We agreed with Putin to send grain and fertilizers to poor countries for free

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he had agreed with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to send grain and fertilizers to poor countries for free.


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for his contribution to "preserving" the Ukrainian grain export agreement with Russia, after Moscow announced its return to compliance with it.


Erdogan had held talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, as part of a mediation effort he led between Kyiv and Moscow.


Russia resumed its participation in the Ukrainian grain export agreement after receiving "written guarantees" from Ukraine that the corridor used for its transport would be demilitarized, threatening to "exit again from the agreement if Kyiv violated the guarantees" demanded by Moscow. He stressed that "in the event that Russia breaks out of the agreement again, Moscow will not prevent the transit of grain supplies from Ukraine to Turkey," justifying his position on Ankara's "neutrality" in the ongoing conflict with Kyiv and "President Erdogan's efforts aimed at ensuring the interests of the countries most poorer".


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