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Export of Ukrainian grain: Shoigu arrives in Istanbul to sign agreement

Friday, 22 July 2022, 13:11
Export of Ukrainian grain: Shoigu arrives in Istanbul to sign agreement


Sergei Shoigu, the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, has arrived in Istanbul, Turkey, to sign an agreement on the export of Ukrainian grain.

Source: Russian news agency TASS with reference to Habertürk TV channel; Meduza publication; Anadolu agenc


Details: It is reported that the heads of the military departments of the two countries will sign the agreement between Turkey and the Russian Federation.

Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, confirmed that Shoigu has travelled to Istanbul.

Quote from Peskov: "We can confirm that Minister of Defence Shoigu has left for Turkey. We can confirm that the signing is being prepared today, but let's wait, let's not rush ahead yet.


TV channel TRT reports that the agreement will be signed by Oleksandr Kubrakov, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, who heads the Ukrainian delegation.

The document will be signed in the presence of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

Previously: On 21 July, the office of the President of Turkey confirmed that the agreement on the export of grain from Ukraine by sea will be signed on Friday, 22 July, in Istanbul.

Russia, according to the plan, would have to agree to a ceasefire during the movement of the cargo, and Turkey – with the support of the UN – would inspect the ships to allay Russian fears about arms smuggling.