For the first time since the Russia-Ukraine war, a Bach has been made between the two countries. Both the countries have signed the Grain Export Agreement. At the same time, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe appointed Dinesh Gunawardene as the new Prime Minister. Here, Europe and 7 countries of the world are battling the scorching heat.
In today’s International News Weekender, we tell you the five big news of the world that dominated the headlines throughout the week.
1. Russia-Ukraine Sign Grain Export Agreement, Grain Export Will Resume Through Black Sea
Key highlights of the deal
Ships full of grain trapped in the Black Sea will now be able to leave for export.
Russian military will not attack Ukrainian ports.
Turkey and the United Nations will inspect the ships to ensure that Russian weapons are not brought to Ukraine.
Russian grain and fertilizers will be able to be exported through the Black Sea.
Millions of people on the verge of starvation
Indeed, the export of grain and oil seeds from Ukraine almost stopped after the war. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned about this. He had said – if the war drags on and the supply of food grains from Russia, Ukraine is limited, then there is a danger of millions of people falling into the trap of poverty. Political unrest will increase, physical growth of children will be affected and hunger will spread.
How did the food crisis arise from the war?
The war disturbed the Russia-Ukraine supply. Ukraine laid landmines in the sea to thwart the Russian attack. On the other hand, Russia blockade Shahar Odessa, a port on the banks of the Black Sea. From there the goods of Ukraine are loaded. In such a situation, it was necessary to end this blockade. At the same time, fertilizer is an important requirement for the production of cereals. Russia is the main supplier of nitrogen, potash and phosphate based fertilizers. The sanctions on Russia affected the supply.