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Lithuania's Foreign Minister Landsbergis: Russia must implement the decision concerning the unblocking of Ukrainian ports without any additional conditions

Created: 2022.07.22 / Updated: 2022.07.25 13:37

On 22 July in Istanbul, Turkey, an agreement on the export of Ukrainian grain across the Black Sea was signed by Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations. Russia also signed the same agreement with Turkey and the United Nations.

“We welcome the agreement on Ukrainian grain exports and welcome the consistent efforts of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the United Nations, as well as the personal contribution by the Secretary-General António Guterres and their teams to end Russia's blockade of Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea, in particular that of Odessa. Since the beginning of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, Lithuania has consistently reiterated that the return of Ukrainian grain to world markets is necessary, if we wish to address the global food security crisis, and the unblocking of Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea is the only sustainable solution. Now the most important thing is to ensure that Russia implements this agreement without any additional conditions or hindrance," Landsbergis said.

The agreement shall provide for the establishment of secure maritime corridors in the Black Sea to allow ships to transport Ukrainian grain abroad.

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