Russia Suspends Its Participation in Black Sea Grain Deal
Oct. 29, 2022 (EIRNS)—Following the attempted drone attacks on ships of the Black Sea Fleet, Russia has suspended its participation in the Black Sea Grain Initiative.
“Taking into account the act of terrorism committed by the Kiev regime with the participation of British specialists on 29 October this year against the ships of the Black Sea Fleet and civil vessels involved in the security of the grain corridor, Russia suspends its participation in the implementation of the agreements on the export of agricultural products from Ukraine,”
the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement posted on its Telegram channel.
“In connection with the actions of the Ukrainian armed forces, led by British specialists, directed, among other things, against Russian ships that ensure the functioning of the specified humanitarian corridor (which cannot be qualified otherwise than as a terrorist attack), the Russian side cannot guarantee the safety of civilian dry cargo ships participating in the ‘Black Sea Initiative,’ and suspends its implementation from today for an indefinite period. Corresponding instructions were given to Russian representatives at the Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul, which controls the transportation of Ukrainian food,”
said the Russian Foreign Ministry in a separate statement.