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Hi, this is Michelle. Tensions came down a little as ship inspections restarted in the Black Sea on Wednesday, but an extension of the grain deal between Russia and Ukraine remains uncertain.

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The grain terminal at the port in Odesa, where Ukraine ships wheat according to the grain deal they currently have with Russia, 10 April 2023. (Keystone/Scanpix_DK/Bo Amstrup)

Shipping activity resumes, but grain deal remains in choppy waters. Grain shipments began moving through the Bosphorus again on Wednesday, after ship inspections, which Ukraine accused Russia of blocking, started back up again. But Kyiv warned that the future of the deal, which expires next month and was designed to contain ravaging food inflation, remained uncertain.

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