In talks in Sochi, Russia, President Vladimir Putin rejected efforts by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to revive a United Nations-backed deal to allow the safe passage of grain from Ukraine.
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Since the war began, there's been concern about getting Ukrainian grain to countries in need. A deal was struck in 2022 to keep exports flowing — but Russia put an end to it on Monday.
The U.N.-backed Black Sea Grain Initiative allowed Ukraine to ship food to other parts of the world during the war. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he's suspending the deal for now.
An agreement allowing Ukrainian grain to ship through the Black Sea has been extended for two months just a day before its expiration — overcoming Russia's threats to pull out of the deal.