"The solution of the food problem requires a comprehensive approach, including the lifting of sanctions imposed on Russian exports and financial transactions," said Russian foreign minister Andrii Rudenko.
Russia is pressing Europe and through the world leaders are trying to blackmail Ukraine. The aggressor demands that Ukraine demine all ports with ships. At the same time, access to the sea under the control of Ukraine remained only in the Odesa region. The occupiers can not deactivate their own mines?
Thus, the blockade of ports and Ukrainian cargo ships was a reason to influence Europe. And several politicians have already reacted to Russia’s statements.
The British minister of defense Ben Wallace; said that Russia would not receive the lifting of sanctions in exchange for the elimination of the food crisis. Wallace invites countries with access to the Black Sea (Bulgaria, Georgia, Turkey, etc.) to accompany Ukrainian ships with grain.
The European Commission is also negative. Even before the announcement from Russia, politicians understood that artificial hunger is blackmail.
"We are witnessing Russia turning energy supplies into weapons, with global implications. Unfortunately, we see the same trends in food security. Ukraine is one of the most fertile lands in the world. Even the flag symbolizes the typical Ukrainian landscape: the yellow field of wheat under the blue sky. In the occupied regions of Ukraine, the Kremlin army confiscates grain stocks and agricultural equipment. This brings back memories of the darkest past — the times when the Soviet authorities confiscated crops and the terrible famine of the 1930s, (Holodomor — ed) " the president of the European Commission stressed.
The European Commission also noted that the Russian army intends to destroy Ukrainian grain warehouses.