In the implementation of the “product deal”, the abuse of the humanitarian corridor cannot be ignored in the context of the investigation into the ways of delivering explosives for the terrorist attack that took place on the Crimean bridge. This was announced on Friday, October 28, by the Russian Foreign Ministry.
There notedthat a large concentration of ships is artificially created in the Istanbul port in order to put pressure on Russian experts, thereby achieving a weakening of control and speeding up the verification of cargo.
The Foreign Ministry added that during the implementation of the “Black Sea Initiative” more than 70 ships were detained, and some were even suspended for systematic violations related to non-compliance with the established rules of navigation in the sea corridor and attempts to smuggle in specially equipped caches.
On October 24, Istanbul reported ship inspection delaysparticipating in a “product deal”. The Joint Focal Point expressed concern about this fact, as delays could lead to disruptions in ports and the supply chain.
In July 2022, in Istanbul, representatives of the Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine and the UN signed a package of documents designed to solve the problems of supplying food and fertilizers to world markets. However, as they say in Moscow, in terms of exports from Russia, the deal is not yet working.