Borrell: The confinement of Ukrainian grain from Moscow is a war crime

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“I can not imagine that this will last for long: otherwise it will really be something for which Russia will be responsible,” said the head of European diplomacy.

The head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell today accused Russia of committing a “real war crime” by preventing Ukrainian grain exports at risk of increasing the threat of world famine.

“We can not imagine that millions of tons of wheat remain stranded in Ukraine when the rest of the world’s population suffers from hunger. It is a real war crime. I can not imagine that this will last for long: otherwise it will truly something for which Russia will be responsibleBorrell said in Luxembourg ahead of a meeting of European Union foreign ministers.

Message to Russia to unblock the ports

The High Representative also stressed that the Commission calls on Moscow to unblock ports and that the Kremlin cannot take advantage of people’s hunger.

Mr. Borrell also reiterated that are not EU sanctionswhich create the food crisis and the energy crisis, but the war.

The sanctions do not target food and fertilizers, said Josep Borrell.

Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

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