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Jared Malsin of The Wall Street Journal says the Kremlin are withdrawing from the Ukraine grain deal until demands are met. He writes (abridged):

Russia said it was withdrawing from an international agreement that allowed Ukraine to resume much of its Black Sea grain exports, raising concerns about a key link in the global food supply chain.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the deal had been terminated but that Russia would rejoin the agreement if its demands were met, according to state news agency TASS. Russia has repeatedly threatened to pull out of the agreement, demanding that the West facilitate its food and fertilizer exports, which it says have been hampered by sanctions.

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