UN Seeks ‘Urgent’ Steps to Relieve Backlog in Black Sea Exports Deal

ISTANBUL, Oct 24 (Reuters) – A U.N spokesperson said on Monday that “urgent” steps are needed to relieve a backlog of more than 150 ships involved in a deal which allows Ukraine to export grain from ports in the Black Sea.

The comments come as Kyiv accused Russia of blocking full implementation of the agreement, which was brokered by the United Nations and Turkey in July to ease a global food crisis and which comes up for renewal next month. Russia has threatened to pull out over its own complaints. 

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