The cessation of grain exports across the Black Sea after the Russian invasion has led to food shortages in many countries
An Ankara military delegation will travel to Russia this week to discuss details of a possible safe maritime corridor in the Black Sea for the export of Ukrainian grain.
This was reported by sources in the administration of the Turkish president.
The Russian news agency TASS confirmed the plans for the talks, citing Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24 halted Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea, causing a global food shortage, although Moscow says Western sanctions caused the crisis. The UN has called on the two countries and their maritime neighbor, Turkey, to agree on a corridor.
Ankara has already held talks with Moscow and the UN about the planned corridor, but said a final agreement would require all sides to meet in Istanbul, where Turkey said the plan would be monitored.
Sources said a quadripartite meeting of Turkey, Ukraine, Russia and the UN will be held in Istanbul in the coming weeks, possibly with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary-General António Guterres in attendance.