Ukraine to barter wheat for Egyptian gas?

Egypt and Ukraine are currently negotiating to possibly barter wheat for natural gas, according to Egypt's state information agency.

Valeriy Grigorash, the head of the trade delegation attached to the Ukrainian embassy in Egypt, said plans call for Egyptian gas to be exported through Syria, Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula. At the same time, the government of Ukraine did not officially confirm this information.

Last week, Egypt bought 52,500 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat.