delegation from the Turkish Ministry of Defense held talks in Moscow on
Wednesday to unblock the export of Ukrainian grain by sea.
reported by “Yevropeyska Pravda” ("European
Truth") with reference to Milliyet.
to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, the meeting took place in a
"constructive and very positive atmosphere", and its participants
stated that they had reached an agreement on holding quadripartite talks with
Ukraine and the UN.
Turkey also discussed the removal of commercial ships with cargo from blocked
Ukrainian ports and the safe return of Turkish planes from the Boryspil
As for the
quadripartite meeting of representatives of Kyiv, Moscow, Ankara, and the UN,
it is supposed to take place "in the coming weeks".
side also noted that the talks resulted in the departure of the first Turkish
ship – "Azov Concord" – from the port occupied by Russian troops in
Mariupol, as already reported by Russian media.
It will be
recalled that Russia is blocking the Black Sea, which is why Ukraine cannot
export its food by sea. It also accuses the West of raising food prices through
sanctions against the country.