France accuses Russia of endangering global food security
France accused Russia of endangering world food security “deliberately by destroying basic grain export infrastructure”.
A spokeswoman for the French Foreign Ministry said, in a statement: “It is seeking to achieve its own interest at the expense of the most vulnerable population by raising the prices of agricultural products and trying to prevent one of its main competitors from exporting its products,” which is Ukraine.
And the Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure, Oleksandr Kubrakov, announced that the Russian strikes, which targeted facilities belonging to a Ukrainian port overlooking the Danube River, led to the “damage” of about 40,000 tons of grain intended for export.
“The Russians hit warehouses and grain silos, which led to the destruction of about 40,000 tons of grain that was intended for export to African countries, China and Israel,” Kubrakov confirmed on Telegram, accusing Russia of using Iranian-made drones to carry out the attack.
The spokeswoman for the French Foreign Ministry, Anne-Claire Legendre, indicated that France will continue to provide food aid to “the countries most affected by the food insecurity caused by the Russian aggression.”
It also condemned the strikes, which again targeted civilian infrastructure, saying that they are “a violation of international humanitarian law,” adding that “these unacceptable acts constitute war crimes, and cannot go unpunished,” echoing the statements of French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna.