Ukraine, Russia agree to suspend ships carrying grain

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Ukraine, Russia agree to suspend ships carrying grain

Ukraine and Russia agreed that warships, aircraft or drones should not be able to come within 10 nautical miles of vessels carrying Ukrainian grain. Under the agreed conditions of the safe corridor in the Black Sea, no attacks will be carried out against civilian or other civilian vessels and port infrastructure that participates in the initiative, according to Reuters.

An adviser to the Ukrainian president, Alexey Arestovych told Russian human rights activist Mark Feygin that the Kremlin was blackmailing Kyiv by threatening to blow up the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. UNIAN reported that the Ukrainian side was targeted by the blackmail to negotiate under Russian conditions. The Russian side didn't link the grain corridor with the renewal of negotiations, which led to a nuclear threat, Arestovych said.

The shipment consists of missiles and shells. Since the beginning of the war, US military aid has reached 9.8 billion dollars.

The World Bank has granted 4.5 billion dollars of financial support for the Ukrainian budget as the money is allocated for social spending, according to US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.