Fate of Black Sea Grain Deal in Question

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary is repeating a message that has been heard in recent weeks. Dmitry Peskov said the outlook for the Black Sea Grain Initiative is “not so great.” A month ago, Russia only agreed to a 60-day extension of the grain deal rather than the previous term of 120 days. Russia is seeking concessions from the sanctions imposed by the West. The current deal is scheduled to expire May 18.