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Russia Says It’s ‘Unacceptable’ to Move Grain Ships Along Security Corridor

  • Grain prices surged after Russia suspended deal involvement
  • Russia says safety ‘not guaranteed’ without clarification
A ship loaded with grain from Ukraine is anchored in Istanbul, Turkey. 

A ship loaded with grain from Ukraine is anchored in Istanbul, Turkey. 

Photographer: Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images 

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Russia warned that the security of ships sailing Ukraine’s grain-export corridor cannot be guaranteed without additional conditions, increasing risks for Black Sea trade after Russia halted involvement in a key accord. 

“The movement of ships along the security corridor is unacceptable,” Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement Monday, repeating unsubstantiated claims that Ukraine used the corridor for military purposes. The ministry emphasized that Russia hasn’t abandoned the deal but just suspended its involvement.