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Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

UKRAINE said an agreement to resume grain exports blocked by Russia appeared close as Turkey hosted four-way talks, raising hopes of an end to a standoff that has exposed millions to the risk of starvation. Several Ukrainian cities meanwhile reported heavy Russian shelling. ECONOMY/DIPLOMACY * Delegations from Ukraine, Russia and Turkey met U.N. officials in Istanbul to discuss resuming exports of Ukraine grain from the Black Sea port of Odesa. Kyiv believed a deal was "two steps away", Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba was quoted as saying, though other participants seemed less optimistic and Turkey's defence ministry gave no details of…
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