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Ukraine updates: Russia halts grain deal after Crimea attack

Update : 18 Jul 2023, 01:59

Moscow has accused Ukraine of attacking a vital bridge that links Russia and Crimea. However, the Kremlin has said there is no link between the attack and the decision to pull out of the deal.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Russia's decision to exit the Black Sea grain deal will "strike a blow to people in need everywhere."

Guterres said the agreement had until now "been a lifeline for global food security and a beacon of hope in a troubled world."

"Ultimately, participation in these agreements is a choice," he told reporters in New York City.

"But struggling people everywhere and developing countries don't have a choice. Hundreds of millions of people face hunger and consumers are confronting a global cost-of-living crisis. They will pay the price"

The UN Secretary-General also said he was "deeply disappointed" that his letter to Russian Vladimir Putin that contained a proposal to save the agreement went unheeded.


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