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World food prices are rising because of Western sanctions against Russia, and not because of a special operation in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Telegram.
This is how the diplomat reacted to the words of German Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock, 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” within the “hybrid war”.
"Prices are rising due to sanctions imposed by the collective West under US pressure. This is if we talk about the direct reason. Misunderstanding this— a sign of either stupidity or deliberate misrepresentation of the public,— Zakharova wrote back.
Earlier, on May 9, the German TV program Tagesschau aired a story stating that German food associations expressed concern about rising prices for raw materials against the backdrop of the crisis in Ukraine, followed by rising prices for food itself. Industry associations have warned that prices for dairy products could rise by 20% and for baked goods— up to 30%. In turn, the head of the Federal Food Industry Association, Christian von Betticher, warned that the problem might not be the price of raw materials, but the very possibility of supplying them.
The head of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Svenja Schulze, spoke about the threat of global hunger. The minister warned. that due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, drought and the situation in Ukraine, the most serious famine since the Second World War could begin. In turn, German Interior Minister Nancy Feather advised citizens to stock up on essentials in case of emergency.
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In Russia, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev spoke about the possibility of famine and global crises due to sanctions against Moscow.
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