The Russian Ministry of Defense has announced that Russia is resuming its participation in the implementation of the Black Sea Grain Initiative that established a humanitarian maritime corridor to allow ships to export grain and other foodstuffs from Ukraine, the CFTS portal reports.
According to the ministry, it has received written guarantees that Ukraine will not use the "grain corridor" to conduct military operations against Russia.
"Thanks to the participation of an international organization, as well as the assistance of Turkey, we have managed to obtain from Ukraine the necessary written guarantees – which were sent to the Joint Coordination Center on 1 November 2022 – that it will not use the humanitarian corridor and the Ukrainian ports designated for the export of agricultural products to conduct military operations against the Russian Federation. The Ukrainian side officially has assured that the ‘humanitarian maritime corridor’ will be used only in accordance with the Black Sea Grain Initiative’s provisions and the related JCC provisions," the statement said.
"The Russian Federation considers the guarantees provided to be sufficient at the moment, and it is resuming the implementation of the agreement – the Initiative on safe transportation of grain and food from Ukrainian ports (the Black Sea Initiative)," the Russian Defense Ministry added.