MOSCOW, RUSSIA — Russia only will agree to extend the Black Sea grain deal, which expires on March 18, if the interests of its own agricultural producers are taken into account, Reuters reported.

The Black Sea Grain Initiative, brokered by the United Nations and Turkey last summer, allows the movement of grain from Ukrainian ports that had been blockaded by Russia’s invasion on Feb. 24, 2022.

An extension of the deal requires approval by all parties. Russia has indicated it is unhappy with aspects of the deal, Reuters reported.

Russian leaders said restrictions on its payments, logistics and insurance industries are a “barrier” to exporting its grains and fertilizers.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed prospects for renewing the deal at a meeting with his Turkish counterpart on the sidelines of the G20, Reuters said, citing Moscow’s foreign ministry.

“(The) Russian side stressed that continuing the package agreement on grain is possible only if the interests of Russian agricultural and fertilizer producers in terms of unhindered access to world markets are taken into account,” the ministry said.