UK reveals stance on Black Sea warship deployment — RT World Information

London doesn’t plan on sending naval vessels to safe grain deliveries from Ukraine

Britain won’t deploy warships to the Black Sea to assist with the supply of Ukrainian grain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has mentioned. The shipments from Ukraine, a significant grain exporter, have been disrupted following Russia’s offensive towards the nation.

Talking in Parliament on Monday, Johnson was requested to verify if he was seeking to breach the Montreux Conference, a 1936 worldwide settlement that permits Turkey to dam entry to the Black Sea to warships from exterior the area.

The PM replied: “No, we’re not that. There are various options that don’t contain the presence of the UK or different warships within the Black Sea.”

Johnson prompt that the Danube and different rivers, in addition to rail transport, could possibly be used to ship the grain out of Ukraine. These strategies might assist to “get grain out in smaller portions,” versus arranging a maritime convoy, the PM mentioned.

“We’re all of the doable choices,” Johnson mentioned.

Turkey shut down the Bosporus and Dardanelles Straits for naval vessels of non-Black Sea international locations shortly after Russia launched its army marketing campaign within the neighboring state.

On Thursday, Russia evacuated troops from Ukraine’s Zmeyiny Island (Snake Island), close to the port metropolis of Odessa, which was captured in February. Moscow described the transfer as “a goodwill gesture” geared toward displaying that Russia was not blocking makes an attempt by the UN to prepare grain deliveries from Ukraine.

Western officers have accused Russia of not permitting Ukrainian grain to be exported from Odessa, whereas Moscow has argued that shipments had been made unattainable as a result of Ukrainian troops had laid naval mines exterior of its ports.

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