Moscow is ready to prolong the agreement but only by 60 days, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin has said
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Moscow “does not oppose” an extension of the Black Sea “grain deal” originally brokered last August, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin said on Monday. The diplomat made the remarks following negotiations in Geneva with representatives of the UN.
“The Russian side, acknowledging the package nature of the Istanbul agreements tabled by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, does not object to another extension of the Black Sea initiative after the expiration of its second term on March 18, but only for 60 days,” Vershinin told reporters.