Russian aggression against Ukraine is the only reason for the unfolding global food crisis. The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said this after the meeting of the G7 leaders.
"Russia is blocking Ukrainian ports, it is launching missile strikes on Odesa, where the largest Ukrainian port is located, which is used to export Ukrainian agricultural products to global markets. These are solar oil, cereals, corn and other products," he said.
Kuleba emphasised that today he discussed with the G7 officials how to lift the blockade and build up confidence that Ukrainian agricultural products will enter global markets, especially in African and Asian countries.
"We are really concerned about the food security of African and Asian countries, anyone who depends on supplies from Ukraine. Ukraine and the Group of Seven are looking for ways to solve this problem so that the crisis does not worsen and there is no food shortage in Africa and other parts of the world due to russian aggression," he said.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has said that the russian blockade hinders food exports from Ukraine. This, in turn, threatens millions of people around the world with malnutrition and hunger.