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Turkey says Ukraine grain ships could avoid mines; Russia offers safe passage

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Ukraine fears that demining its ports would leave it far more vulnerable to Russian attack from the Black Sea.

Which tells you who laid the mines in the first place.

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Russia on Wednesday said it has offered "safe passage"

If the above is true it's good news. But Russian leaders have lied so many times, ("it's just a training exercise", one of their many lies) I wouldn't hold my breath. Russia, is has a stranglehold on grain and fossil fuels. And who knows what Putin and the Kremlin will do next to show how much more repulsive and morally bankrupt their nation is. And yes I am aware Ukraine and the 'west' have also told lies.

Moscow denies responsibility for the food crisis, blaming Western sanctions.

Typical response from thugs: "others guys did it"

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Is Turkeye now. They don't like it if you use their old name.

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The not ready for prime time President,is totally at the mercy of others,and Putin is exploiting the situation, Russian have little bearing on the US economy, oil traders on wall street are keeping the oil price up by bidding it up,when the US has plenty of oil

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Golly, why were the ports mined in the first place?

Oh yeah, because the Russians launched a predatory invasion using a number of bs excuses (which seem to change by the day: Neo-Nazis, no wait, it’s NATO, oh on 2nd 3rd thought, it Peter the Great ).

The Russians were planning on launching an amphibious invasion via the Black Sea until their ships started to explode and sink. Now I remember.....

The Russians are using food as a weapon against nations in need in order to try to break sanctions. Now they claim to offer safe passage..... that’s rich.

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@Hiro (above), the UN has recognized it as Türkiye, or Turkiye.

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Russia "offering" safe passage (the same safe passage as for those deported to some filtration camps?)

Question #1: in exchange for what? (those Russians won't just "donate" something!)

Question #2: where to? (Some place they want it to be delivered to, or just Russia?)

Question #3: what are they planning? (when they make offers, there's always more behind it!)

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Which tells you who laid the mines in the first place.

Which country initiated the war by invading Ukraine?

Russia blames the sanctions for the grain problems, but recall Russia invaded Ukraine, triggering the sanctions, yes some sanctions are carryovers from Russia's actions in Crimea. There seems to be a pattern here,'Russia makes wars and other nations react. If Putin and the Kremlin had kept their military in Russia many of the problems the world is now facing would most likely be reduced. And Russia would not be seen as the replacement pariah empire (yes, I am aware the global extreme right cheers Russia on). Russia has so much land, under which there are so many resources, too bad it's led by a narcissistic megalomaniac, which is consistent, Russia has been led by mad people for centuries.

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finally some news?

finally we are able to read that it was UA army who have mined ports?

finally we are able to read that reason why grain coul not be shipped was because of UA mines?

ask Michel about his "speach" in UN.when he have accused Russia from stopping of grain and have accused russian army from raping of ua women.

both were confirmed not true-firts thing even officially by this article,second by ua ombudsman who have said that story abt russian rapes of ua women were fabricated by her.

do you difference between hoax and reality?3 weeks in this case.

...but Reuters still "wondering" why people are stopping to read their "news"...how many new ua lies will be discovered in coming weeks ???

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It’s a question of trust.

As if a crocodile opens its mouth and offers to let you swim through. Is this a trustworthy croc, one with a hard-won history of keeping its word?

Is your word your bond, or just bait?

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Eastman,

the rapes done by Russian troops were confirmed by many independent agencies, among others Amnesty International & the UN!

Please provide trustworthy reports that this ain't the fact! Elsewise your comment is once again nothing but Russian propaganda. And, please, don't refer to Lyudmila Denisova, the former ombudswoman who was fired from her position some time ago. Whatever she says (or said) can't be accepted as a reliable comment!

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Ok,we know all thing may of happen,why did Ukraine not shore up their Northern position,the Russian marched South toward Kiev unchallenged,with 10 of thousands soldiers

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Ukraine is weaponizing grain to force NATO to give it weapons they can never afford. It’s the most corrupt country in Europe, so they are not stupid.

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Rodney,

sorry, but I think you got the facts (a little??) wrong.

Russia is using the grain as a weapon to blackmail other countries which support Ukraine.

Who looted the harvest? Who is trying to sell the loot? Definitely not Ukraine.

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Sure,

We BELIEVE you ..why SHOULDN'T we?

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Pretty sure that the country in the headline recently changed its name. Time to update the style guide.

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“Come in!”, said the spider to the fly

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Turkey has. been stepping up and acting like the world power that they used to be. Good on them.

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Seriously, it's common knowledge Ukraine mined around it's ports already. This is not a new announcement, why does everything have to be some secret or conspiracy with some of you lot? What the heck do you read? Actually I don't want to know, it's obviously brain mush.

Would you seriously expect Ukraine, a nation being invaded, to leave it's port defenseless?

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Yes, I don't get it what the pro-invasion people are going on about either. Everyone knows Ukraine laid the mines and why, it is not some kind of secret.

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Would you seriously expect Ukraine, a nation being invaded, to leave it's port defenseless?

Some posters here are still upset that Ukranian seems to be putting up a robust response to the 'Special Military Operation' that they promised wouldn't happen, then made excuses for it actually happening, but swear that they don't really support, honestly.

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Russia offers safe passage? then it is clear it will be anything but safe.

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@ok1517

And, please, don't refer to Lyudmila Denisova, the former ombudswoman who was fired from her position some time ago

Why? Feel awkward that MSM eagerly spread her lies about "mass rapes" and have to do a lot of damage control now?

Russia is using the grain as a weapon to blackmail other countries

How? It ships grain from its ports as scheduled. It just Ukraine in the role of an attention grabber and blackmailer, as usual. Now it's "press Russia, or we'll not give you our grain".

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Asakaze,

wrong answer. Do you see where Russia ships that grain?

Are you aware that Russian aggressors have been looting that grain?

Do you know that Ukrainian farmers in the occupied areas are forced to hand over that grain.

Probably not, just following Russian news or seeing what you want to see!

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@ok1517

Wrong questions.

Do you see where Russia ships that grain?

From its Black Sea ports, such as Novorossisk and Rostov-Don. Main customers - Egypt, Turkey, Greece. Ex-Ukrainian ports of Mariupol and Berdyansk are cleared of mines and debris and are ready for work.

Are you aware that Russian aggressors have been looting that grain?

Nothing like that. Any proof?

Do you know that Ukrainian farmers in the occupied areas are forced to hand over that grain?

Nothing like that. Any proof?

Probably not, just following Ukrainian news or seeing what you want to see!

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Yes, 100% proof! Talking with people who live there, people who experienced this, not just once.

Maybe you should get out of your pro=Russian world and see what is really going on.

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