Turkish-Ukrainian talks on aid and grain

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Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar discussed with his Ukrainian counterpart Alexei Reznikov and Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kobrakov humanitarian aid and grain shipment.

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This came during a telephone conversation between the three ministers on Wednesday, according to a statement published by the Turkish Ministry of Defense.

The ministry said that the contact dealt with the issues of humanitarian aid to Ukraine and the shipment of grain (through the Black Sea under the Istanbul Agreement).

Last July 22, Istanbul witnessed the signing of the “Document on the Safe Shipping Initiative for Grain and Foodstuffs from Ukrainian Ports” between Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and the United Nations.

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The agreement included securing exports of grain stuck in the Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea (Eastern Europe) to the world to address the global food shortage crisis that threatens a humanitarian catastrophe.