The Strategist

Head of EU diplomacy urges Russia not to suspend grain deal

10/31/2022 - 09:25

The European Union requests that Russia reverse its decision to stop taking part in the grain export deal, Josep Borrel, the EU's high representative for international relations and security policy, stated on Twitter.

Marco Verch Professional Photographer
Marco Verch Professional Photographer
"The EU urges on Russia to change its decision," the head of European diplomacy wrote. "Russia's decision to stop participation in the Black Sea pact jeopardizes the main export route for grain and fertilizers, much needed to tackle the world food crisis."

The agreement on the sale of agricultural goods from Ukraine was suspended by Moscow the day before, according to a statement from the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The Black Sea Fleet ships and other civilian vessels involved in the security of the "grain corridor" were the targets of an attack on October 29.