Ukraine talks on grain exports with Russia yield result

Talks aimed at resuming Ukrainian grain exports blocked by Russia in the Black Sea have produced a deal.

It raises hopes for an end to the standoff, which left millions at increased risk of starvation.

Turkey’s defence minister, Hulusi Akar, said both sides had agreed on ways to ensure the safety of shipping routes for grain ships.

He said the agreement would be signed next week, when more talks are set to be held in Turkey.