The impact of the Kremlin and ammonia sabotage on the wheat agreement – the past hour

(ANSA) – MOSCOW, June 08 – The sabotage of a pipeline exporting ammonia from Russia, which occurred in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region, will have a “negative impact” on Ukraine’s grain export agreement, which will reach its July 17 deadline. This was stated by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, citing RIA Novosti agency.

“It can only have a negative effect,” said Peskov, in response to journalists’ questions about the effects of the explosion that occurred Monday evening, according to Moscow, in the Ukrainian section of the Togliatti-Odessa pipeline for the export of Russian destined ammonia. for the production of agricultural fertilizers.

The pipeline has been closed since February 24, 2022, the day of the invasion of Ukraine, and Moscow is making its reopening a condition of accepting an extension of the Ukrainian wheat export agreement beyond July 17, when it will expire. (handle).

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