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Russia 'is going to create a huge food crisis' says EU diplomacy head


Arriving at a Brussels meeting of EU foreign ministers, Brussels' foreign policy chief Josep Borrell expresses concern about Russia's recent exit from the Black Sea grain deal. Moscow's invasion of Ukraine last year saw Black Sea ports blocked by warships until the United Nations and Turkey brokered a grain agreement in July 2022. The Kremlin exited the deal after months of complaining that provisions allowing the export of Russian food and fertilisers had not been honoured. The deal enabled the export of more than 32 million tonnes of Ukrainian grain over the last year, bringing relief to countries facing critical food shortages such as Sudan, Afghanistan and Yemen.

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