Guterres proposed easing restrictions on the export of potash fertilizers from the Russian Federation in exchange for the passage of ships with grain from the ports of Ukraine.
The resumption of grain exports through the ports of Ukraine is impossible due to mines. This was announced on Tuesday, May 17, by the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the initiative of UN Secretary General António Guterres to ease restrictions on the export of potash fertilizers from Russia in exchange for the passage of ships with grain from the ports of Ukraine.
“The fact is that Ukrainian ports are heavily mined, and the waters are now extremely dangerous for navigation. A demining operation is now needed there, this is a very difficult operation,” Peskov said.