9 Dec 2022 22:07

UN says Minsk agrees to transit Ukrainian grain without preconditions

MINSK. Dec 9 (Interfax) - Belarus has agreed to transit the Ukrainian grain from Lithuanian ports without any preconditions, the UN press service said on Friday after a meeting between UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Belarusian Deputy Foreign Minister Yury Ambrazevich.

"The secretary-general received today the deputy minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Yury Ambrazevich. The deputy foreign minister informed the secretary-general that Belarus will accept, without preconditions, the transit of Ukrainian grains through its own territory for export from Lithuanian harbors," a statement said.

"The deputy foreign minister reiterated the requests from his government to be able export its own fertilizer products, which are currently subject to sanctions," it said.