According to the publication, Putin revealed to Erdogan the reasons for the suspension of the grain deal and noted that in order to resume participation in the initiative, Russia must receive guarantees from Ukraine on the safety of the movement of ships along the humanitarian corridor. As a result of the conversation, the leaders of the two countries admitted that it is necessary to conduct a detailed investigation of the attack on the ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol and obtain real guarantees from Kyiv that the humanitarian corridor will not be used for military purposes.
Moscow stressed that only after that it would be possible to raise the issue of resuming its participation in the grain deal again. In addition, Putin assured Erdogan that Russia could supply African countries with fertilizers and grain free of charge.
Later chapters Turkish Foreign Ministry and Russia Mevlut Cavusoglu and Sergei Lavrov during a telephone conversation, they also stressed the need to obtain guarantees from Kyiv for the safety of the movement of ships along the humanitarian corridor
At the same time, the representative UN at the Joint Coordinating Center, Ismini Palla said that the UN, Ukraine and Turkey did not plan the movement of ships for the transport of grain within the framework of the “Black Sea Initiative” for November 2.