The condition is impossible, which means that the “grain deal” will no longer exist in its previous form.
A meeting between Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan took place today in Sochi. There were many topics of discussion, not all of them deserve special mention in our editorial news feed, but the “grain deal,” the discussion of which by the leaders of the two countries was obvious long before their meeting was confirmed, still needs coverage.
As Putin noted at a press conference following a meeting with Erdogan, Russia allows the resumption of the “grain deal”, and is even ready to “immediately” return to it, but only after fulfilling all the Russian conditions described in this agreement – in particular, the lifting of restrictions on export of Russian agricultural products.
The Russian President has repeatedly emphasized that first all Russian conditions must be met, and only after that Moscow will begin to fulfill its part of the deal.
Obviously, Putin makes these statements because there is no desire to fulfill Russian conditions in the West. In general, the “grain deal” only brought problems to the Russian Federation, since under its cover Ukraine seriously militarized its coastal areas, creating fuel bases in them, as well as workshops for the production of naval drones, which became a headache for the Russian army.