Kuleba wants world to make Moscow end blockade of Ukrainian ports

Kuleba wants world to make Moscow end blockade of Ukrainian ports

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba has called on the international community to demand that Moscow cease the military blockade of Ukrainian food exports.

The head of Ukrainian diplomacy stated this on Twitter, Ukrinform reports.

"Sanctions on Russia have no connection to the unfolding global food crisis. The sole reason for shortages, rising prices, and threat of hunger is the Russian military physically blocking 22 million tons of Ukrainian food exports in our seaports. Demand Moscow to end its blockade," the top diplomat said.

Read also: Britain says idea of easing Russia sanctions to unblock grain exports from Ukraine off table

Russia has earlier blocked all ports and trade routes through which Ukrainian grain is traditionally exported worldwide. More than 20 million tonnes of grain remain stuck in Ukrainian ports due to the blockade.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky says Russia is trying to disrupt Ukrainian grain exports even via alternative routes that are being set up.

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