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Foreign Ministers: Russia Exacerbating Food Insecurity


Following a meeting of G7 foreign ministers, the group has released a joint statement. Select comments below:

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  • "The meeting focused on Russia’s culpability for aggravating the global food crisis as a result of the war. G7 Foreign Ministers made clear that Russia’s war against Ukraine is exacerbating food insecurity, including by blocking the Black Sea, bombing grain silos and ports, and damaging Ukraine’s agricultural infrastructure."
  • "Ministers rejected Russia’s false narrative and disinformation on sanctions. All G7 sanctions include exemptions to allow Russian food and agricultural products to get to global markets."
  • "G7 Foreign Ministers called on Moscow to cease its attacks and threatening actions and un-block the Ukrainian Black Sea ports for food exports."
  • "They pledged humanitarian assistance, support for reconstruction and stabilisation for Ukraine as well as to enhance the resilience of neighbouring countries, especially the Republic of Moldova, which is particularly affected by the influx of Ukrainian refugees..."
Main G7 leaders' summit gets underway Sunday 26 June, following today's EU Summit and bilateral meeting between German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and US President Joe Biden announced earlier today.

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