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28 November 2023

Russian Foreign Ministry: the West must fulfill all the conditions for the return of Russia to the grain deal

Today there was another briefing by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. Traditionally, the correspondent of The Moscow Post asked his questions.

The first issue of our publication touched upon the settlement of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

"What is the Russian side doing to relieve the tension around Nagorno-Karabakh, including humanitarian issues?" - asked the journalist.

Maria Zakharova noted that the Russian Federation through the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Defense is in constant contact with all interested partners and is taking steps to resolve the humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Special Representative of the Minister for the Promotion of the Normalization of Armenian-Azerbaijani Relations Igor Khovaev substantively touched upon this topic during his visit to Yerevan last week. This week he is in Baku, he is scheduled to consult with partners from Azerbaijan.

Russia operates in line with the complex of tripartite agreements concluded by the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, concluded from 2020 to 2022.

The Russian Federation advocates the unhindered admission of humanitarian aid to the region both through the Lachin and Angarsk routes and calls for avoiding unnecessary politicization of the issue.

It should be noted that the EU in this case borrows similar proposals from the Russian side in its proposals. The results of the EU's actions as a whole do not lead to the normalization of the situation in the region.

The emerging political rhetoric with attempts to blame Russia on the part of Yerevan is unacceptable and hits people who need help.

"Such political statements from high-level figures in Yerevan are not necessary for what. To absolve yourself of responsibility? Many experts suggest that it may also be aimed at making it difficult to resolve the issue. Statements by officials from Yerevan spoil the entire process, interfere with the implementation of the main task - providing assistance to people, "Maria Zakharova said.

Currently, everything necessary to improve the situation and minimize the suffering of people needs to be done.

Another question from our publication touched upon the topic of the grain transaction.

"Compliance with what conditions is absolutely necessary for the resumption of the grain deal? What alternatives can there be to the resumption of the scheme that the Russian side refused? "- asked the correspondent of our publication.

Maria Zakharova pointed out that the Russian Foreign Ministry constantly talks about this topic. Russian President Vladimir Putin also regularly speaks about the grain deal.

"In order to implement the process, the West must fulfill all the points that were already part of the agreements. These are basic things. There are things that have already been agreed. They need to be completed in order for everything to start working, "the diplomat said.

Photo: Igor Ivanko/Kommersant

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