Despite ongoing geopolitical tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the two countries have agreed to extend a grain trade agreement. The agreement, which was originally signed in 2017, will see Russia continue to purchase grain from Ukraine, while Ukraine will receive fertilizers and other agricultural products from Russia. The agreement was recently extended for another year.
The trade agreement is seen as an important part of maintaining economic ties between the two countries, despite the ongoing political disagreements. It is also seen as beneficial to both countries, as Ukraine is able to export its grain and Russia is able to secure the fertilizers and other agricultural products it needs.
The agreement is an example of how economic ties can be maintained even in the face of political tensions. It is also a reminder that economic interests can often trump political ones.