Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had previously announced the extension of the grain deal between Russia and Ukraine, without providing any information on the duration of the extension. According to Ukrainian information, however, the agreement should apply for another 120 days.
The grain deal was signed in July, mediated by the UN and Turkey, to allow Ukrainian grain to be safely exported through a protective corridor in the Black Sea. Turkey had played a key role in launching the UN-backed grain deal. The agreement was initially valid for 120 days and was extended by a further 120 days in November.