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Deputy Foreign Minister Galuzin: Russia will consider explosion in ammonia pipeline when discussing grain deal

MOSCOW, June 9 – RIA Novosti. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Galuzin said that the undermining of a section of the Togliatti-Odessa ammonia pipeline will be considered during the consultations on the grain deal. “Russia 24”.

“Of course I think that factor will be taken into account,” he said, answering the question whether it makes sense to continue consultations on the grain deal after the explosion of the ammonia pipeline segment.
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The Black Sea Grain Initiative, signed by the representatives of Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and the UN on July 22, 2022, includes the export of grain, food and fertilizer to the Black Sea from Ukraine’s three ports, including Odessa. The coordination of ship traffic is carried out by the Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul. Russian President Vladimir Putin pointed out in September that the West exports most of Ukrainian grain to its own provinces, not to needy countries in Africa.

The grain initiative is an integral part of the package deal. The second part – the Russia-UN agreement, designed for three years – provides for the removal of the barrier to Russia’s exports of food and fertilizers, the reconnection of the Agricultural Bank of Russia to SWIFT, the resumption of the supply of agricultural machinery, spare parts and services. Restoration of the Togliatti-Odessa ammonia pipeline and a number of other measures. As stated in Moscow, this part of the package deal has not yet been implemented.

A Ukrainian sabotage group blew up the Togliatti-Odessa ammonia pipeline in the Kharkiv region on Monday evening, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. The press service of PJSC Transammiak, the operator of the Russian section of the ammonia pipeline, told RIA Novosti that the Russian section has left the Ukrainian section and is in good condition under constant monitoring.

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