Russia’s ongoing blockade of Ukraine’s ports is preventing the export of tons of grain, like corn and wheat, currently trapped in Ukraine, one of the main world producers. Russia is directly responsible for any shortages in international trade in grains, and instead of ending its aggression, is actively seeking to transfer responsibility on international sanctions, Josep Borrell Fontelles, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy tweeted on Sunday.
“Wars of aggression cannot be permitted. EU sanctions target Russia’s capacity to continue with the war. They do not target wheat. Agriculture products and their transport are explicitly excluded,” Borrell suggested.
He stated that the EU would continue to show its” full solidarity” with countries around the world in addressing the war consequences.
“President Putin needs to end his war against Ukraine. Ukraine’s territorial integrity must be restored. This is in the interest of the entire international community,” Borrell stated.
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.
Hostilities have been in progress since then.