Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the West does not fulfill its promises and does not cancel sanctions related to the access of Russian products to world markets.
During his press conference, Lavrov said that “our Western colleagues are not doing what the Secretary-General of the United Nations promised, that is, they are not taking decisions on excluding logistical sanctions that prevent free access to grain and fertilizers to world markets.”
According to him, Moscow is working with the United Nations to ensure the implementation of the agreements signed in Istanbul.
It is reported that last July, Ukraine and Russia signed, in Istanbul, two separate agreements with Turkey and the United Nations, on the export of grain and agricultural products through the Black Sea.
The agreement also provides for the export of Ukrainian grain, food and fertilizers through the Black Sea from three ports; The United Nations will also facilitate exports of Russian food and fertilizer, which are being restricted due to Western sanctions.
Shipping operations from Ukrainian ports stopped, with the launch of the Russian special military operation to protect the residents of Donbass from the brutality of the authorities, on February 24.