Harvesting winter wheat on a field in the Ust-Labinsky district of the Krasnodar Territory. File photoMOSCOW, June 30Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, during a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmitry Kuleba, announced Tehran's readiness to participate in the transportation of grain through the corridor in the Black Sea. “Relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Ukraine over the past three decades have always been based on friendship, respect, mutual benefit and cooperation, and we are ready to participate in the framework of the agreement that will be created for the implementation of grain transportation through the corridor in the Black Sea,” IRNA quoted Abdollahian as saying.Iran and Argentina applied for BRICS membership. In addition, the Iranian Foreign Minister invited Kuleba to visit Tehran. Abdollahian also added that Tehran, drawing attention to the root of the crisis between the Russian Federation and Ukraine, opposes military action and does not consider “war” a suitable solution to the problem .Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on 24 February. President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.” For this, according to him, it is planned to carry out “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”, to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces strike only at military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops and , on March 25, completed the main tasks of the first stage – significantly reduced the combat potential of Ukraine. The main goal in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass.
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