Russia is to blame for the world food crisis.
“Report” reports, the President of the Council of the European Union, Charles Michel, said this.
“A few minutes ago, we spoke on the phone with the Prime Minister of Ukraine. The Russian missiles launched a few hours ago were aimed at Odessa and millions of tons of grain in the blocked ports of Ukraine. This really poses a great threat to the lives of millions of people around the world.
I have just returned from Africa, I had the opportunity to meet with the leaders of African countries, they know that the situation is very difficult for them and it may become more difficult in the future. We must clearly understand that Russia is to blame for this crisis,” Michel said.
He stressed that sanctions against the Russian Federation will remain for this reason. Michel added that the EU welcomes the decision to open the Black Sea for the export of grain and other goods.
According to Michel, the Council of Europe will bring to justice those involved in war crimes in Ukraine.
“We will bring to justice all those who committed war crimes. Preservation of evidence is a good thing, because there should be no impunity. We fully support the investigative processes of Ukrainian and European authorities and condemn Russia’s negative attitude towards prisoners of war,” he said.
Michel also emphasized that the European Union will support Ukraine and its people as much as necessary in the fight against Russian aggression.
“Ukrainians, you are not alone. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you as long as it takes, because we will never agree with the brutal force ruling the world. You will restore the country. Ukraine will become stronger, more prosperous and freer together with the EU.” – added Michel.