Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zakharova: world food prices are rising due to Western sanctions
World food prices are rising because of Western sanctions against Russia, and not because of the special operation in Ukraine, said the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in Telegram.
This is how the diplomat reacted to the words of German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock, who said that the situation in Ukraine could cause global famine. In addition, the German politician believes, “Russia creates the ground for new crises” and deliberately organizes a “blockade of food exports” as part of a “hybrid war”.
“Prices are rising due to sanctions imposed by the collective West under the pressure of the United States. This is if we talk about the direct reason. Misunderstanding of this is a sign of either stupidity or deliberate misleading of the public,” Zakharova wrote in response.
Earlier, on May 9, a story was published in the German TV program Tagesschau, where it was said that German food associations expressed concern about rising prices for raw materials against the background of the crisis in Ukraine, followed by rising prices for food itself. Industry associations warned that prices for dairy products could rise by 20%, and for bakery products- up to 30%. In turn, the head of the Federal Association of the Food Industry Christian von Boetticher warned that the problem may not be the price of raw materials, but the very possibility of its supply.
Svenja Schulze, head of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, spoke about the threat of global hunger.The Minister warned. that due to the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, drought and the situation in Ukraine, the most serious famine since the Second World War may begin. In turn, German Interior Minister Nancy Faser advised citizens to stock up on essential products in case of emergencies.
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In Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, the chairman of the Security Council, spoke about the possibility of famine and global crises due to sanctions against Moscow.
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