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Erdogan says Russia wants to maintain Ukraine grain deal

Erdogan arrives in Russia for talks with Putin: media
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Russia wanted to extend the Ukraine grain deal, despite Kremlin comments to the contrary.

“I think that despite today’s statement, my friend (Russian President Vladimir) Putin wants to continue the agreement” that allows the export of Ukrainian grain to the Black Sea, which is due to expire at 2100 GMT.

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