Putin agrees to extend Black Sea grain deal

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to extend the Black Sea grain deal, according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The deal allows export of Ukrainian grain, is set to expire, and Putin had previously threatened not to renew it due to obstacles to Russia’s own exports. Erdogan spoke with Putin and they agreed on the extension of the Black Sea grain corridor. The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, also sent a letter to Putin in support of removing hurdles to Russia’s fertilizer exports, which Moscow has criticized.

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