Resolving the Ukraine Created Grain Blockade


A “control center” is to be established for the grain corridor if Russian and Ukrainian sides reach an agreement in a meeting to be held in Istanbul soon, said the Turkish foreign minister on Thursday.

If an agreement is signed in Istanbul, then there would be a control center to be established as a safe zone out of the Ukrainian territorial waters of will be established,” said Mevlut Cavusoglu during a press conference in Ankara with his British counterpart Liz Truss.

Supporting the UN efforts, Cavusoglu also said Türkiye is trying to solve the grain issue with Russia and Ukraine.

On allegations regarding stolen grains from Ukraine, Minister Cavusoglu stressed that Türkiye investigated the country of origin of all mentioned products and they were labeled Russian.

Hailing Türkiye’s “leading role” in opening a grain export corridor from Ukraine, Truss stressed the urgency of the grain crisis, adding that it will have devastating consequences if not solved within the next month.

Ukraine needs to stop holding the world’s food supply hostage. The west needs to stop enabling global starvation

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