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EU Accuses Russia of Causing Hunger Worldwide'

Tue 12 Apr 2022 | 09:28 AM
Ahmed Moamar

The European Union foreign policy official, Josep Borrell, blamed Russia for exacerbating the food crisis in the world through its war on Ukraine.

The European official accuses Moscow of bombing wheat stores and preventing ships from transporting grain abroad.

Borrell said in a press conference after presiding over a meeting of European Union foreign ministers that the Russians "are causing (food) shortages." They bomb Ukrainian cities and cause starvation in the world, as reported by Agence France-Presse.

He added that the Russian army "plants bombs in the Ukrainian fields, while Russian warships have surrounded dozens of ships loaded with wheat."

He continued, "They are bombing and destroying wheat stores and preventing the export of this wheat."

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said the disruption to exports due to the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, as well as Western sanctions against Russia, had raised fears of a global hunger crisis.