Canada’s confidence in the reliability of Russia is next to nothing, it has only shown bad faithMr. Trudeau told reporters bluntly during a press briefing on Friday.
Supervised by Turkey and theUN, this fiercely negotiated agreement should alleviate the great food insecurity caused by the conflict in Ukraine. By establishing secure navigation corridors, it allows the circulation of merchant ships in the Black Sea and the export of millions of tons of Ukrainian cereals.
Justin Trudeau continued his diatribe against the regime of Vladimir Putin and presented Russia as responsible for two crises in the world by declaring war on Ukraine.
They precipitated a global energy crisis and a global food crisis with their illegal invasion of Ukraine, and the rest of us have been working very, very hard to try to alleviate these issues around the worldadded Mr. Trudeau on Friday during a visit to Prince Edward Island.
The Prime Minister also indicated that Canada was working with other countries and with theUNto share their expertise in grain storage and shipping.
The blockade imposed by the Russian Black Sea fleet has worsened global supply chain disruptions and, together with Western sanctions imposed on Moscow, has fueled high inflation in food and energy prices since the forces Russians invaded Ukraine on February 24.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov signed separate agreements with UN Secretary General António Guterres and Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also attended the signing.
The agreement also provides for the creation of a control center in Istanbul, which will be composed of UN, Turkish, Russian and Ukrainian officials, to lead and coordinate the process, Turkish officials said. Ships will be subject to inspections to ensure they are not carrying weapons.
Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the Ukrainian president, insisted that no Russian ships would escort the vessels and that there would be no Russian representatives present in Ukrainian ports. He also warns that Ukraine is also planning an immediate military response
in case of provocation.
glimmer of hope for Guterres
António Guterres raised the character
unprecedented of this agreement concluded between two countries at war.
” Today there is a lighthouse on the Black Sea. »
a beacon of hope, a beacon of possibility, a beacon of relief in a world that needs it more than ever.
You have overcome obstacles and put aside differences to pave the way for an initiative that will serve the common interests of allhe added, addressing the Russian and Ukrainian representatives.
Mr. Trudeau indicated that he had spoken with Mr. Guterres over the past few weeks and that he was
optimistic about the deal, but also said he wanted to make sure that Ukraine’s sovereignty and security were not put at risk.
This is what we will be watching very closely, to ensure that Ukraine is not further threateneddid he declare.