RIYADH (Reuters) – Russian and Ukrainian representatives met in the United Arab Emirates last week to discuss a prisoner-of-war exchange and the resumption of Russian ammonia exports.
Multiple sources said. Ammonia is used as a fertilizer and is intended to be exported to Asia and Africa through pipelines in Ukraine.
The talks, mediated by the UAE and not the United Nations, are said to be aimed at alleviating global food shortages.
The talks took place in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi on the 17th and discussed a plan to allow Russia to resume exporting ammonia in exchange for prisoners of war.
It is not clear to what extent the negotiations have progressed.
United Arab Emirates President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited Moscow last month to discuss the possibility of the UAE brokering the resumption of ammonia exports with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to sources familiar with the matter.