Russia suspends UN-brokered grain deal with Ukraine over ship attack claim


New Delhi: Russia has suspended its participation in an UN-brokered grain deal with Ukraine. This was regarded as the key to addressing the global food shortage.

In a tweet, Dmitry Polyanskiy, Deputy Russian envoy to the UNCNN stated that Russia suspended participation in the deal after the attempt of a Ukrainian drone attack against Russian military ships ensuring the safe functioning of the grain deal.

According to Russian MoD’s data, an attack was carried out with UK support. He also added that António Guterres, Secretary-General of, the United Nations would be officially notified shortly.

The grain deal signed between Russia and Ukraine with the United Nations and Turkey paved the way for the export of 22 million Ukrainian grains which were stuck in three Black Sea Ports. The deal was set to expire next month.

Meanwhile, over 100 prisoners of war were released in a swap between Ukraine and Russia on Saturday.

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