AMMAN, November 3. /TASS/. Moscow is satisfied that Turkey assisted Kiev in signing guarantees that assure that there won’t be repeated attempts to use the humanitarian routes for grain exports in the Black Sea for military purposes, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday at a news conference following talks with his Jordanian counterpart, Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Hussein Abdullah Al-Safadi.
"Concerning the grain deal, we were pleased that at the initiative of Turkey, the Ukrainian leadership signed written guarantees on non-repetition of attempts to use humanitarian routes in the Black Sea for military purposes," Lavrov said.
He recalled that against the background of the received guarantees "implementation of the Ukrainian part of the deal was resumed". "At the same time, we still do not see any result regarding the second part of the agreement proposed in due time by UN Secretary General [Antonio] Guterres, which implies removing any obstacles to the export of Russian fertilizers and grain," Lavrov pointed out, "We have once again called on the [UN] Secretary General, and I have today told everything to Mr. Minister [Al-Safadi] and his colleagues, stressing that it is important to fulfill the commitments he has made in accordance with his own initiative."
Lavrov stressed that the countries that create obstacles to Russian fertilizer and grain exports "are also aware of their responsibility as supporters of the deal proposed by the [UN] Secretary General, which consisted of two parts, the Ukrainian and the Russian."
"And with regard to the second part of this agreement, the most serious measures should be taken in the very near future, especially since if we talk about the volumes of fertilizers and grain in question. These volumes from the Russian side are incomparably higher than the corresponding Ukrainian goods," the Russian top diplomat summarized.