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Russia will rejoin UN grain corridor from Ukraine in humiliating U-turn

By Peter Beaumont and Andrew Roth

02 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Russia's temporary withdrawal had reignited fears of global food shortages if cargo ships were not allowed to safely move Ukrainian grain.

The Kremlin has said it will rejoin the UN-administered grain export corridor from Ukraine, after pulling out over the weekend after a drone attack on Russian warships in the port of Sevastopol.

Moscow’s humiliating climbdown came two days after a large convoy of ships moved a record amount of grain in defiance of Russia’s warnings that it would be unsafe without its participation, and after high-level diplomatic contacts between Turkey – one of the guarantors of the scheme with the UN – and Russia.

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