At the request of the Russian Federation, the UN is negotiating with Riga to unblock Russian fertilizers held in Latvian ports. This was reported to Izvestiya by Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Representative of the Russian Federation to the World Organization.
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, Latvia accounts for over 80% of the total volume of these products blocked in foreign ports.
“This issue [with the unblocking of Russian fertilizers in Latvia] is already being actively raised by the UN in accordance with our memorandum,” the diplomat emphasized.
We are talking about the second part of the package grain deal, which was concluded this year in Istanbul.
The first document of the grain deal is an agreement between the Russian Federation, Turkey, the UN and Ukraine. However, Moscow and Kyiv concluded it separately: each side signed a document with Turkey and the UN. The agreement provides for the creation of safe sea corridors for the export of Ukrainian grain from three ports – Odessa, Chornomorsk and Yuzhny.
The second part of the package is a memorandum on promoting the promotion of Russian agricultural products and fertilizers to world markets. It was signed between the Russian Federation and the UN. According to this document, the world organization should get involved in the work to remove restrictions that prevent the Russian Federation from exporting its products and fertilizers. The agreement is valid for three years.
Earlier, in an interview with Izvestia, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin said: EU countries still hold 280,000 tons of Russian fertilizers in their ports. Most of them are located in the ports of Latvia. RF fertilizers in Latvia