Britain warns: Famine will occur if Ukraine's wheat crisis is not resolved

Britain warns: Famine will occur if Ukraine's wheat crisis is not resolved

Amid warnings and fears of wheat shortages due to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, which has entered its 120th day, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss accused Moscow of arming hunger and using security as a cruel war tool by preventing millions of tons of grain from leaving Ukrainian ports.

She added in a joint press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mouloud Cavusoglu said today, Thursday, that measures are needed before the new harvest season next month, while giving merchant ships safe passage, in order to prevent dire consequences. The United Kingdom will present its own experience to Ukraine on ways to bypass the Russian blockade of ports to leave the Black Sea grain,” but warned at the same time that this would require an international effort. Negotiations

She confirmed her country's support for the talks on the export of wheat, accusing Moscow of obstructing the negotiations. She pointed out that “Russian behavior in Ukraine threatens the world and must stand against it.”

He also added that his country would not allow grain stolen by Russia or any other country to be brought into Turkey, according to Reuters.

British Foreign Secretary with her Turkish counterpart (AFP)

The West accused the Russian forces of strangling the ports on the Black Sea, and preventing the export of wheat and other grains and commodities from the Ukrainian lands. The European Commission says that nearly 20 million tons of wheat are trapped in the ports. However, Moscow has repeatedly denied the matter, blaming the harsh Western sanctions imposed on it for creating this crisis.

and announced last month that it was ready to open a humanitarian corridor for ships carrying food. In order to leave the first lands

حقول القمح في أوكرانيا  - رويترز Wheat fields in Ukraine – Reuters

It is noteworthy that, shortly after the start of its military operation on the territory of the western neighbor on February 24, the Russian forces imposed their naval control over the Azov and Black Seas, besieging the Ukrainian ports south of The country, which usually exported grain, especially wheat and sunflower oil, through the Black Sea, which led to high prices worldwide, amid fears that a number of countries, especially in the Middle East and Africa, would be affected.