Ukraine's president says Black Sea grain export deal must be extended

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[1/3] Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a associated quality briefing with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (not seen), arsenic Russia's onslaught connected Ukraine continues, successful Kyiv, Ukraine October 25, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

KYIV, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told the visiting U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations connected Tuesday that the Black Sea atom export woody that unblocked 3 large Ukrainian ports indispensable beryllium extended.

The deal, agreed successful July nether the mediation of the United Nations and Turkey, lifted a blockade that Russia imposed connected e Ukraine's Black Sea ports aft its Feb. 24 invasion.

The inaugural expires connected Nov. 19 and appeared nether menace past period erstwhile Moscow concisely suspended its information successful the woody earlier rejoining again.

"We support the enactment that the inaugural indispensable proceed careless of whether the Russian Federation is willing," Zelenskiy told the ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, during talks successful Kyiv.

He added connected the Telegram messaging app: "Ukraine is acceptable to stay the guarantor of satellite nutrient security."

Ukraine's lawman infrastructure curate told Reuters connected Tuesday that Kyiv wants the atom export woody expanded to see much ports and goods, and hopes a determination to widen the statement for astatine slightest a twelvemonth volition beryllium taken adjacent week.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk and Max Hunder, Editing by Timothy Heritage

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