Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in Ankara that the grain corridor for the export of Ukrainian food will start working from noon on Wednesday "as it was before".
This was reported by the Bloomberg News agency.
According to Erdogan, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu called his Turkish counterpart to inform him of the start of operations.
Shortly after Erdogan's announcement, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation published a message that Russia is resuming participation in the Black Sea grain initiative.
The ministry said that Russia had received "written guarantees" from Ukraine regarding the non-use of the grain corridor for hostilities against the Russian Federation.
It will be recalled that after the attack on the ships of the Black Sea Fleet in the occupied Sevastopol, Russia announced the suspension of its participation in the grain initiative. After that, the UN said that the agreement still remains valid and the organization's inspectors will continue to inspect the courts.
As the EP wrote in its article, the "grain agreement" can work even without the participation of the Russian side, if it is the will of Turkish President Erdogan, and the implementation of this scenario has already begun, and Putin already the next day began to hint that the Russian Federation is ready to return to the agreement.