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Borrell says Moscow committing “war crime” by blocking Ukrainian grain exports

Ukraine’s export ports blocked by Russia. EU’s Borrell calls on Moscow to open ports.

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On Monday, EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell declared that Russia was committing a war crime by blocking Ukrainian grain exports.
Ukraine is among the top global wheat suppliers; however, since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the shipment of over 20 million tonnes of grain has been stalled, with Moscow blocking crucial export ports as part of their war efforts.
Borrell stated, “One cannot imagine that millions of tonnes of wheat remain blocked in Ukraine while in the rest of the world people are suffering hunger. This is a real war crime.”
Borrell called on Moscow to “deblock the ports” needed for Ukraine to renew exporting the commodity.
Borrell added that the war was resulting in increasing food prices and global scarcity of food and energy. Borrell also went on to insist that the wave of European sanctions on Moscow was not responsible for this crisis.

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