Germany: Russia uses grain as a weapon at the expense of the world’s poorest countries
German Foreign Minister Analina Baerbock on Thursday accused Russia of extortion and attempting to weaponize grain at the expense of the world’s poorest countries.
The German Foreign Minister said, in remarks on the sidelines of a meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, reported by France 24 news channel, that her country is working with allies to ensure that Ukrainian grain is not left to spoil in silos after Russia suspended its participation in the grain export agreement across the Black Sea.
“Hundreds of thousands of people are in dire need of grain from Ukraine, so we are working with all our international partners so that grain in Ukraine does not go to silos over the next few weeks, but gets to the people in the world who need it most,” she added.
European Union: Russia is causing a global food crisis
This comes as the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said in an interview with reporters before a meeting of European Union foreign ministers today, Thursday, that Russia is causing a global food crisis, after its decision to withdraw from the grain export deal across the Black Sea.
Borrell added, “What we already know is that this action will create a huge and huge food crisis in the world,” accusing Russia of deliberately attacking grain storage facilities in Odessa, southern Ukraine, which he said would “further exacerbate the food crisis,” according to .