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Ukraine Sees Grain Deal Holding as World Needs Its Food Supplies

  • Russia resumed the pact, while its extension is still unclear
  • Chances ‘very high’ for grain agreement to function: minister
Yuriy Vaskov 

Yuriy Vaskov 

Photographer: Hennadii Minchenko/Ukrinform/Future Publishing/Getty Images

Ukraine is optimistic the deal that has revived grain exports from its Black Sea ports will be extended beyond a mid-November deadline due to strong global demand, according to Deputy Infrastructure Minister Yuriy Vaskov.

Moscow agreed to resume the deal on Wednesday, after briefly suspending participation. The agreement, signed in July, has allowed for safe passage of crop vessels from Ukraine, one of the world’s top grain and vegetable-oil suppliers.