It would not be correct to comment in advance on the grain deal and the visit of Turkish PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdogan to Russia, Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General's office, said at a press conference.
Dujarric answered press members' questions about the future of the grain agreement and Erdogan's visit to Russia.
"We continue to support and do everything in our power to ensure the resumption of exports of Ukrainian grain and Russian food products and fertilizer through all signed agreements," he said.
Explaining that the UN is in dialogue with many parties on this issue, Dujarric noted that there is nothing to share with the press at the moment.
"We are not in a situation where it would be useful to make predictions about anything," Dujarric noted.
Due to the West's failure to fulfill its obligations regarding Russia in the grain agreement, Moscow announced that it had decided not to extend the agreement, which expired on July 18.
Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized that the articles of the agreement concerning Russia had not been implemented despite the UN's efforts, because Western countries did not intend to fulfill their promises, and demanded the implementation of these articles and promises in order to return to the agreement.
Dmitry Polyanskiy, Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations, said that Moscow would return to the grain agreement if the West fulfilled 7 conditions.