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MADRID, June 23 (EUROPA PRESS) –
During an official visit to Turkey this Thursday, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss warned of possible “devastating consequences” if the grain supply crisis caused by the war in Ukraine is not resolved “within a month”.
“This grain crisis is urgent and needs to be resolved within the next month or we could see devastating consequences,” Truss said, stressing that resuming shipments from Ukrainian ports would require “an international effort,” British newspaper The Telegraph reported ‘.
In this vein, his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu has hinted that “a control center” for a corridor for grain transportation could be set up if the Russian and Ukrainian authorities reach an agreement on the matter at a meeting to be held soon in the city of Istanbul.
“If an agreement is signed in Istanbul, there will be a control center as a safe zone for exiting Ukraine’s sovereign waters,” he stated, before emphasizing Ankara’s diplomatic efforts to resolve this situation, as he picked up on the Turkish state news agency , Anatolia.
Kyiv and its allies have accused Russia of blocking grain exports from Ukrainian ports, allegations Moscow denies. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko said in late May that grain exports from Ukraine were paralyzed by the presence of mines in the Black Sea.