The Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyaddressing the G20 summit via video link, advocated extending “indefinitely” the agreement allowing grain exports from his country’s Black Sea ports, which expires on Friday.
“Our grain export initiative deserves to be extended indefinitely, regardless of when the war ends,” Mr Zelensky told the leaders’ closed-door meeting at the summit. He also suggested that the agreement negotiated by Kyiv and Moscow, brokered by the UN and Turkey, and which allowed some 10 million tons of grain to be exported, should be extended to two more Ukrainian ports,
At the same time, in his intervention, Mr. Zelensky decided that “it is time” to end the “disastrous” war of Russia.
“I am convinced that it is the time, right now, (that) Russia’s destructive war must and can be ended,” that peace must be “restored,” the head of state said, as reported by Agence France-Presse and relayed by Athens News Agency.
He also proposed to promote an exchange of “all” Ukrainian and Russian prisoners of war.
The Ukrainian head of state denounced “the mischievous threats to use nuclear weapons” by the Russian political leadership, insisting that there can be “no excuse for blackmail” of this nature, addressing the “G19” — apparently excluding Russia.
Source: News Beast
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