The aggressor country has blocked 22 million tons of food in Ukrainian ports - the President

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky
Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: May 21 2022 at 09:12 pm

According to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, currently the Russian Federation has blocked 22 million tons of food products. The aggressor country is gradually stealing it, exporting it and trying to sell it.

"Russia has blocked almost all ports and all, so to speak, maritime opportunities to export food - our grain, barley, sunflower and more. A lot, ”the head of state said during talks with media representatives after talks with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa in Kyiv.

According to him, a crisis in the world is expected.

"The second crisis after the energy one, which was provoked by Russia. Now it will create a food crisis if we do not unblock the way for Ukraine, do not help the countries of Africa, Europe, Asia, which need these foods. You can unlock in different ways. One of the ways is military. That is why we turn to our partners with such inquiries regarding the relevant weapons, ”Volodymyr Zelenskyi added.

For his part, the Prime Minister of Portugal noted that his country has already sent military aid to our country. These are non-lethal and lethal weapons in accordance with Ukraine's requests. And such assistance continues.

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