Russian aggression against Ukraine has consequences well beyond Europe, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday.
She stated that “as humanitarian needs are already at an all-time high, the Kremlin-made war threatens food security across the world."
She said that the EU would contribute €2.5 billion to address world food shortages.
"The EU, the world’s largest humanitarian donor, is further stepping up its support with €2.5 billion until 2024 to help regions most affected by food insecurity and special measures to increase European food production," Ursula von der Leyen.
Ukraine is one of the major exporters of flour and grains, as well as other agricultural products.
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.