Russia, Ukraine, Türkiye to discuss Ukrainian grain deal

Petro Potapenko examines remnants of unsold grain in a storage of his farm in Kyiv region on April 19, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP)

ANKARA — The deputy defense ministers of Russia, Ukraine and Türkiye will meet in Istanbul on Friday to discuss a deal that allows the exports of Ukrainian grains on the Black Sea, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

"During the meeting, some issues starting with the grain initiative will be discussed," state-owned Anadolu Agency quoted him as saying about the meeting scheduled to take place in Istanbul.

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"In this regard, we can say that the sides are looking warmly at the extension of the duration. Our wish is that this initiative is extended without any trouble," he said.

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