Russia says it has offered “safe passage” for Ukraine grain shipments from Black Sea ports.
The U.N. is trying to broker a deal to resume Ukraine exports and Russian food and fertilizer exports, which Moscow says are harmed by sanctions.
Turkey suggests ships could be guided around sea mines.
Turkey has said it is ready to take up a role in an “observation mechanism” based in Istanbul if there is a deal between the U.N. and Russia on de-mining Ukraine’s ports.
A Ukrainian lawmaker says he has ‘very, very limited optimism for this model’.
The White House says President Joe Biden is ‘keeping an open mind’ on the idea of building temporary silos along the border with Ukraine to export grain.