Russia and Ukraine will sign a deal that will allow grain exports to be allowed to resume from the Black Sea port. Russia and Ukraine, which are the two largest exporters worldwide, didn’t immediately confirm the statement of Turkish President Tayyip Turkey. But Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukraine’s leader suggested that ports would be opened in the region late last evening. Friday’s U.N.-backed deal to resume shipments of Ukrainian grain would help address the global food shortage caused by the conflict between Eastern Europe and Russia. Russian compliance to the agreement will be closely watched by international observers.
The State Department denounced Russian attacks on Ukrainian agriculture facilities and a prolonged blockade in food exports. “To date, Russia’s weaponization of food has taken place during this conflict,” Ned Price (a spokesperson for State Department) stated during a daily update. Volodymyr Zelenskyy, president of Ukraine, suggested Thursday night that an agreement might be reached in Istanbul. He added, “Tomorrow will also see news from Turkey concerning the unblocking of our ports.” Millions of tonnes remain unopened in Ukraine. Ukraine is the largest global exporter. Russian forces have blocked the Black Sea from which grain silos are located at key ports within Ukraine. U.N. could make a deal for Ukraine to resume exports of grain on Friday. This would alleviate the global food shortage that has been caused mainly by conflict in Eastern Europe. According to reports, the signing is scheduled for Istanbul’s Dolmabahce Palace. Turkish President Recep Tyyip Erdogan spoke out Thursday to say that Russia and Ukraine had reached an agreement. International observers will monitor Russia closely to make sure it sticks to the agreement.
Grains exporters from Odesa (Ukraine) are unable to ship outside due to the violence. Global shortages have caused food prices to rise. According to reports the agreement will allow Ukrainian ships navigation in mined waters. Russia will also be subjected to a ceasefire in order not to allow an attack. Turkish officials will inspect this package to make sure there aren’t illegal weapons. Moscow, which accuses Ukraine to having placed the mines, will resume its grain exports from the Black Sea as a part of the agreement. The State Department has criticised Russia’s ban on food imports since the 1970s, as well as its attack on Ukrainian agricultural plants.
Russian warships are blocking Ukrainian ports at Black Sea, Sea of Azov and Sea of Azov since several months. Russia has thus far used food weapons in this conflict. They have destroyed Ukrainian farms and prevented millions tonnes of Ukrainian grain from reaching the people who need it,” Ned Price spoke at a daily news briefing. He stated that Russia’s disregard for people’s lives and livelihoods was not limited to the area. Price’s remarks were made after the United Nations announced Turkey and Russia would soon sign an arrangement to create a maritime corridor that will allow for grain exports to Ukraine. “We shouldn’t find ourselves in this circumstance in the first. Price stated that it was deliberate Russian Federation’s decision to weaponize foods. Olena Zelenska is Ukraine’s first Lady. She met representatives of HP as well as the Global Business Coalition for Education. They accepted a donation for computers for Ukrainian students and children.
Zelenska stated in a statement that she is grateful for the support by HP and the Global Business Coalition for Education for the $30 million HP initiative. She also stated that contributions and efforts from HP and the Global Business Alliance for Education would be of benefit to students from Ukraine and around the world. Enrique Lores, the CEO of HP, stated that Palo Alto’s firm would continue mobilizing technology resources for Ukraine. Lores stated, in a statement, that “Through our partnership for The Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC for Education), we will place personal computers into students or families who are forced from the homes or classrooms.”
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