Russia has informed all parties involved in the Black Sea grain agreement that the deal has been extended for 60 days, according to RBC citing Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

Earlier, Turkey and the United Nations announced the extension of the agreement, but did not specify its duration.

However, a Ukrainian government minister said the extension is valid for 120 days.

The deal to unblock Ukrainian grain exports from the Black Sea following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was brokered by Turkey last July with the United Nations acting as an observer.

It was renewed in November for another 120 days to combat a global food crisis triggered, in part, by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022 and its blockade of Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea.

Russia had called for the agreement to be extended for only 60 days, half the year of the previous extension, while Ukraine insisted on a 120-day extension.