Ukraine, Russia set to sign deal to reopen grain export ports

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By Ezgi Erkoyun and Max Hunder ISTANBUL/KYIV (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine will sign a deal on Friday to reopen Ukrainian Black Sea ports for grain exports, Turkey and the United Nations said, raising hopes that an international food crisis aggravated by the Russian invasion can be eased. Russia and Ukraine, both among the world’s biggest exporters of food, will send their infrastructure and defence ministers respectively to a 1330 GMT signing ceremony in Istanbul, three sources told Reuters. The Kremlin confirmed Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu would sign the Turkish and U.N.-brokered accord,…

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