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Black Sea Grain Initiative extended on deadline day
March 19, 2023

The UN-brokered Black Sea Grain Initiative that allows exports of grain from Ukraine has been extended.

The announcement was made in a 'Note to Correspondents', released by the UN Secretary-General’s office in New York.

The spokesperson said the initiative allows facilitation of safe navigation for exports of grain and related foodstuffs and fertilizers from designated Ukrainian seaports.

However, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Moscow has only agreed to a 60-day extension.