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Ukraine, Russia agree to sign deal in Istanbul to end grain crisis

US cautiously welcomes potential breakthrough, thanks to Turkish mediation, to allow safe export of Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea.
Ukraine wheat

In a first major compromise since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the warring countries are set to sign a deal for the safe export of Ukrainian grain tomorrow, averting a looming food crisis.  

Ukrainian and Russian delegations, as well as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will meet in Istanbul tomorrow for the signing ceremony, Turkey’s Presidency announced today. 

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