Borrell, ‘Russia uses wheat as a tool of blackmail’

(ANSA) – ROME, JUN 18 – The EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Joseph Borrell denounced in an article on his blog Russia’s maneuvers aimed at “militarizing” wheat exports and “using them as an instrument of blackmail against anyone oppose his aggression “in Ukraine.

The number one of European diplomacy then recalled that “Putin’s troops bomb, extract and occupy Ukraine, attack agricultural equipment” but also “warehouses, markets, roads, bridges in Ukraine and block ports, preventing exports. of millions of tons of wheat to global markets “.

According to Borrell, Moscow “has transformed the Black Sea into a war zone, blocking shipments of grain and fertilizers from Ukraine, but also affecting Russian merchant shipping”.

Russia’s “war against Ukraine threatens to create a global wave of hunger. We must allow” Kiev “to export its cereals across the Black Sea. partner to prevent any unwanted impact on global food security “. (HANDLE).

Source: Ansa

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