Lavrov: "If Turkiye clears ports of mines, servicemen will take out Ukrainian grain"-UPDATED

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# 06 June 2022 16:02 (UTC +04:00)

If Ankara is ready to help to clear water in ports for the export of the Ukrainian grain, so Russian and Turkish servicemen will be able to agree on how to do this better," said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at today's press conference, APA's Moscow bureau reports.

"Our Turkish counterparts announced that they are ready to help in the demining issue. I think that our servicemen will agree on how to organize this better so then ships can go out to sea through the mined areas that need to be cleared. After that, we ourselves or together with our Turkish counterparts give a guarantee to deliver them to the strait or the Mediterranean Sea," said Russian FM.

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“Russia and Turkiye are interested in solving food problems emerging in the world,” said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the press conference held in online format today, APA’s Moscow correspondent reports.

Russian FM reminded that the issue of exporting Ukrainian grain will be the subject of the discussions, adding that Moscow and Ankara are interested in solving food problems in the world.