The United Nations (UN) will view the use of the “grain deal” for military purposes as a gross abuse of the agreements reached at the end of July in Istanbul. Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Humanitarian Affairs, said this.
According to him, the UN is ready, together with the parties, to investigate the circumstances of the attack on the Sevastopol raid and the possible use of the “grain deal” in military operations. About this on Monday, October 31, informs TASS.
“It would be a serious violation to use the Black Sea Initiative to gain an advantage in military operations,” Griffiths said. He also spoke about the Russian representatives who work at the Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul. This is a professional team, and it is still there, summed up he.
On October 29, Russia officially notified the UN Secretary General of the suspension of participation in the “grain deal”. This decision was made because of the provocative actions of Kyiv. The Ukrainian side carried out an attack on the ships of the Black Sea Fleet and civilian ships that were on the raids of the Sevastopol base.
The Russian Foreign Ministry indicated that the Russian side, in connection with the actions of Kyiv, can no longer guarantee the safety of civilian dry cargo ships participating in the Black Sea Initiative. On the eve of the UN Secretary General, he announced that he was conducting active contacts for re-engagement RF in the “grain deal”.