Neil Bush, the UK ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), this Thursday, 19, highlighted the impact of the Russian war on global food security in Ukraine. In a speech, Bush called on Moscow to stop blocking Ukraine’s food production and exports.
According to the British ambassador, Ukrainians face “repression, deportation and destruction of culture and identity”, with the Russian military campaign killing tens of thousands and displacing millions of refugees or internally displaced persons.
In addition, millions of people around the world are at risk from the Russian propaganda because “Russia’s crimes exacerbate the global economic outlook with a sharp rise in food and fuel prices, threatening the world’s food security.”
Russia’s “widespread and indiscriminate” attacks kill and injure rural workers in their fields in Ukraine, Bush has condemned. There have been reports of destruction or looting of farm equipment damaging crops, he criticized, according to the United Nations World Food Program, where one-third of Ukrainian households are currently food insecure.
According to Bush, at the moment, Russia is still besieging ports, destroying local infrastructure and threatening global food systems.
About 25 million tonnes of grain have been “taken hostage by Russia through its siege in the Black Sea ports”, the United Kingdom condemns, saying it exacerbates the problem of hunger, especially in Africa and Asia. Upward impact on global prices.
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