Talks to move Ukraine’s grain
Islam News – Russian and Ukrainian negotiators met in Istanbul yesterday in an increasingly desperate effort to release grain from Ukraine’s ports for countries facing hunger.
Wednesday’s meeting had raised hopes for a breakthrough, but ended without a comprehensive deal. “The progress was extremely encouraging,” the U.N. secretary general said.
The urgency is real. More than 22 million tons of grain are stuck in Black Sea ports that are blockaded by Russia. And famine looms in the Horn of Africa, for which Ukraine is a crucial source of grain after years of drought.