Exclusive: Russia’s Uralchem readies alternative to Ukraine route for ammonia

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MOSCOW, May 23 (Reuters) - Uralchem, Russia's biggest potash and ammonium nitrate producer, expects the opening of an ammonia export terminal near the Black Sea to make a pipeline across Ukraine much less important. Russia, the world's biggest fertiliser exporter, has repeatedly warned that Western sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine have hindered its global grain and fertiliser exports. Moscow has been pushing for ammonia supplies via a pipeline through Ukraine to the port of Odesa, which has lain idle since last year, to be resumed as part of talks with Kyiv, the United Nations and Turkey to help alleviate...