Euskaraz irakurri: Ukrainatik zerealak esportatzeko ituna luzatu dela iragarri du Erdoganek, baina iraupena argitu barik
The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, assured this Saturday that the cereal export agreement from Ukrainewhich expired today, has been extended by agreement between Moscow and kyiv, but did not clarify the duration.
“The grain corridor deal is the most important deal between Russia and Ukraine next to the prisoner exchange deal, and it ends today. Through talks with both sides, we have managed to extend this agreementwhich would end on March 19,” Erdogan said during a ceremony in Çanakkale province.
The president did not clarify whether the extension would be 120 days, as requested by Ukraine and foresees the initial agreement signed last July, or just 60, as Russia demands.
Ukrainian Communications Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov announced at the same time on his Twitter account that the pact had been renewed for 120 days.
“The Black Sea Grain Initiative agreement has been extended for 120 days. Thanks to António Guterres (UN Secretary General), President Erdogan, (Turkish Defense) Minister Hulusi Akar and all our partners for keeping the agreements.” Kubrakov wrote.
However, hours later, Moscow denied this announcement. “We say it again. The Russian Federation agreed to a extension of only 60 days“, said the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zajárova, quoted by the official TASS agency.
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