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Russia is blackmailing the world with a food disaster

The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine’s Center for Countering Disinformation said Russia was blackmailing the world with a food disaster.

According to Ukrinform, the Center said so on Telegram.

The CCD analyzed the conclusions of the debate of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the “Consequences of the blockade of the Black Sea”.

Participants in the PACE debate on June 23 in Strasbourg said that the blockade of Ukrainian ports by the Russian army is causing a food disaster in North Africa and the Middle East – Lebanon, Somalia, Egypt, Pakistan, Yemen, Bangladesh, Qatar. The food stability of developed countries is also threatened.

Russia demands the lifting of Western sanctions in exchange for access to cereals and their return to the world market. CCD experts said it was manipulation.

As a result, participants in the debate called on the governments of PACE member states to initiate a UN resolution on the creation of a special humanitarian corridor for the export of Ukrainian grain under the auspices of the UN.

Ukraine, in turn, has submitted proposals to the UN on a plan to unblock Ukrainian ports.

The question of unblocking ports and grain should be considered next week.