Black Sea grain deal gets two-month extension

The Ukraine Black Sea grain deal has been extended for two more months. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan first announced the extension on social media, which was later confirmed by Russia, Ukraine and the UN.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the extension, which came a day before Russia could have quit the pact that allows Ukrainian grain shipments from its ports over obstacles to its grain and fertiliser exports.

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