Blinken at G20 demands Russia extend Ukraine grain deal

AFP , Thursday 2 Mar 2023

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken demanded at a Group of 20 meeting attended by Russia that Moscow renew a UN-brokered deal to allow exports of Ukrainian grain, which expires this month.

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, right, and British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly attend the G20 foreign ministers meeting in New Delhi, Thursday, March 2, 2023. AP


"It is imperative the G20 speak up on behalf of extending and expanding the grain initiative to strengthen food security for the most vulnerable," Blinken told G20 foreign ministers in New Delhi, according to his prepared remarks.

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