MOSCOW, November 2. /TASS/. Kiev provided Moscow with explicit guarantees that there will be no more attacks involving grain export infrastructure in the Black Sea, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko told reporters on Wednesday.
"We have clear guarantees from Ukraine that there will be no more attacks like that, which would, among other things, involve infrastructure and corridors related to grain exports," he pointed out in response to a TASS question as to what kind of guarantees Moscow had received.
The Russian Defense Ministry said earlier that Russia was returning to the grain deal after having received guarantees from Kiev that it would not use the grain corridor to carry out military activities against Moscow. The ministry added that it had become possible through the mediation of the United Nations and Turkey. The ministry also emphasized that Ukraine had officially assured Russia that the maritime humanitarian corridor would not be used in strict compliance with the grain deal and the related provision on the Joint Coordination Center.
On October 29, the Russian Defense Ministry announced the suspension of the agreement to export agricultural goods from Ukrainian ports following Ukraine’s terrorist attack on Black Sea Fleet ships and civilian vessels engaged in efforts to ensure the security of the grain corridor.