UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is on an official visit to Kyiv. This is reported by the Tagesschau publication.
During his third visit to Kyiv since the start of the war, the 73-year-old Secretary-General is scheduled to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky to negotiate an extension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative. The contract for the export of Ukrainian grain through the russian-controlled Black Sea expires on March 19, and the UN is insisting on another extension.
As previously reported, Ukraine is negotiating with partners to extend the grain initiative without communicating with Russia.