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Ukraine warns of crisis from global food shortages

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the threat of famine already exists in Africa, Asia and some European countries.

“Today, I had a meeting with French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna. We discussed issues related to military assistance to Ukraine, integration with Europe and the need to prevent an escalation of the global food crisis. quoted Mr. Zelensky said in the video posted on the night of May 30.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Photo: Times of Israel

“With Russia blockading ports in the Black Sea and occupying much of Ukraine’s lands along the Sea of ​​Azov, we cannot export the 22 million tons of grain that is sitting in warehouses around the country. Russia’s move to block exports is destabilizing the food situation on a global scale, and as a result, making food prices expensive in many countries,” Zelensky added.

“The threat of food shortages will escalate into a new immigration crisis, and Europe as a whole will face many difficulties. At the same time, the failure to export grain will cost Ukraine billions of dollars, which is the amount of money that our economy is in dire need of at the moment,” the Ukrainian president stressed.

According to, Zelensky also accused Russia of “stealing at least half a million tons of grain from Russia.” Ukraineand was looking for a way to sell it somewhere illegal.”

Russia has not yet commented on Zelensky’s accusations.

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