Russia must stop weaponizing food – U.S. embassy

Russia must stop weaponizing food – U.S. embassy

Russia's disinformation cannot hide the Kremlin's responsibility for the global food crisis caused by Putin's war.

The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine said this on its Twitter account, Ukrinform reports.

"It is President Putin's war of choice that is exacerbating the global food crisis -- not sanctions, as he claims. Disinformation can't hide the Kremlin's responsibility. Russia should stop weaponizing food," the tweet reads.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry earlier said that Moscow manipulated the publication of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to refute Russia's role in creating a global food crisis.

On February 24 this year, Russia launched an unprovoked military invasion of Ukraine and continued the war that began against Ukraine in 2014. As a result of hostilities, more than 20 million tonnes of Ukrainian grain have been blocked in Ukrainian ports, much of which was intended for the UN World Food Programme.

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