Russia Threatens to Pull Out of Black Sea Grain Deal Again

Russia’s former president says that if the G7 moves to ban exports to Russia, Moscow will respond by terminating the Black Sea Grain deal that enables vital exports of grain from Ukraine.

Russia has repeatedly threatened to scrap its participation in the grain deal, which is due to expire on May 18th.

The G7 is reportedly discussing reversing its sanctions approach so that exports to Russia are automatically banned unless they are included on a designated list of products allowed to be shipped to the country.

Under the current framework, goods are allowed to be sold to Russia unless they are explicitly blacklisted.

The G7 agrilcuture ministes have called for the “extension, full implementation and expansion” of the deal to export Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea.

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