Russia and Ukraine agree to extend grain deal -

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Russia and Ukraine agree to extend grain deal

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A deal allowing Ukraine to export millions of tonnes of grain through the Black Sea despite the ongoing conflict with Russia has been extended, Ednews reports citing BBC.
But it is unclear how long it will last, with Ukraine pushing for 120 days, and Russia calling for 60 days.
Russia has warned it will not allow the deal to go on longer unless sanctions against Moscow are softened.
The UN and Turkey helped broker the export agreement last July following fears of a global food crisis.
Ukraine is one of the world's top producers of grain, but its access to ports in the Black Sea was blocked by Russian warships following the invasion in February last year.
Countries that suffer with food insecurity, such as Yemen, rely heavily on these supplies.

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