He blames the West for the international food crisis Russia arguing that Western sanctions are affecting global food markets.
Russia’s “stupid macroeconomic moves” have ruined global food security, the Russian ambassador to the United States said on Wednesday. Anatoly Antonov, arguing that the problems in this area started long before it started ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine.
“Food security had been ruined for several years by foolish collective macroeconomic moves by the West fueled by the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. In other words, the problems arose long before the start of the ‘Russian special operation in Ukraine’.” claimed Antonov on her Telegram channel.
The food crisis worsened after a wave “unilateral and illegal sanctions“They have undermined the credibility of Western governments due to the unpredictability of their actions, as well as broken supply chains and disrupted international financial flows,” he said, noting that statements made by Western nations that “their cover food and fertilizer supplies is a scam “as “sanctions in the financial and transport sectors directly affect the situation on world food markets”.
“Russia remains committed to its obligations under international contracts for the export of agricultural products, fertilizers, energy and other important goods,” the Russian diplomat said.
“Russia uses hunger as a weapon”
The German Foreign Minister Analena Berbockaccused Russia yesterday Wednesday that prevents them cereal exports from Ukraine because it uses hunger as a weapon.
“Russia is waging this war with another horrific and effective weapon: hunger and deprivation. By blocking Ukrainian ports, destroying warehouses, roads and railways, Russia has launched a war on grain, causing a global crisis,” he said. The German Foreign Minister during a meeting with her counterparts at the United Nations.
“It is doing so at a time when millions of people are already threatened with famine, especially in the Middle East and Africa, because of the devastating effects of the climate crisis, because of the new coronavirus pandemic, because of the raging conflicts in the region.”
The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned on Wednesday that the world community would not be able to fully resolve the food crisis without Russian and Belarusian fertilizers, as well as without Ukrainian cereals. Russian products and fertilizers should have full and unrestricted access to world markets, he noted.
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