Ukraine grain deal to resume on Wednesday -Turkey’s Erdogan

ISTANBUL -Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that Russian participation in a U.N.-brokered Ukrainian grain export deal was to resume on Wednesday.

Speaking in parliament, Erdogan said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu had informed his Turkish counterpart that the deal will resume.

“After the call we held yesterday with (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, Russian Defense Minister Mr. Shoigu called our National Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and expressed that the grain transports will continue as agreed before as of 1200 (pm) today,” Erdogan said.

Citing the Russian defense ministry, state news agency TASS reported shortly after Erdogan’s comments that Russia will resume it…

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