Zelenskiy says Ukraine is in talks with Türkiye , UN on grain exports


© APA | Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson

# 05 July 2022 01:12 (UTC +04:00)

Ukraine is holding talks with Türkiye and the United Nations to secure guarantees for grain exports from Ukrainian ports, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday, APA reports citing Reuters.

"Talks are in fact going on now with Türkiye and the U.N. (and) our representatives who are responsible for the security of the grain that leaves our ports," Zelenskiy told a news conference alongside Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson.

"This is a very important thing that someone guarantees the security of ships for this or that country - apart from Russia, which we do not trust. We therefore need security for those ships which will come here to load foodstuffs."

Zelenskiy said Ukraine was working "directly" with U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the issue and that the organization was "playing a leading role, not as a moderator."