Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow may withdraw from the Black Sea Grain Initiative if Ukraine violates its guarantees not to use the "grain corridor" for attacks on the Russian Black Sea Fleet. Putin said this at an operational meeting with the Russian Security Council on Wednesday.
He reiterated his claim that Ukraine had used the "grain corridor" to "strike the Russian Black Sea Fleet, and as a result, it was decided to suspend our participation in these grain convoys."
"We demanded assurances and guarantees from the Ukrainian side that nothing like this will happen in the future, that humanitarian corridors will not be used for military purposes. Our Turkish partners acted as mediators in clarifying this situation, and we received information from the Turkish Ministry of Defense ". parties that Ukraine has given such assurances - not to use these humanitarian corridors for military purposes," Putin said.
The Russian president claims that Moscow may withdraw from the "grain agreement" if Ukraine breaks its "commitment" not to attack Russian ships using the "grain corridor".
"If in the future, in the event that Ukraine violates its obligations, we withdraw from this agreement, we will supply the entire amount that has been delivered from the territory of Ukraine to the poorest countries free of charge," he added.