Send weapons to Ukraine to prevent world famine, German minister suggests — Analysis
According to the official, increasing the weapons supply would be necessary in order to prevent global famine.
Ukraine supplies “more effective”It is vital to maintain weaponry in Russia’s ongoing war with Russia in order to avoid any looming dangers “global famine,”Cem Ozdemir, German Agriculture Minister has made these remarks. In an interview with the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, the official said these remarks.
“Russia’s war against Ukraine is increasingly turning out to be an attack on the international community,”The minister said so.
That’s why it’s so important that the West support Ukraine with more, more effective weapons – and Germany shouldn’t be exempt from that.
Ozdemir also claimed that Russian forces deliberately attacked Ukrainian agriculture during the conflict in late February. He cited “alarming news” coming from the country yet did not elaborate on the source or exact nature of the allegations.
“We are receiving alarming news from Ukraine, where Russian troops are apparently also deliberately destroying agricultural infrastructure and supply chains,”Ozdemir declared.
These alleged attacks form part of the “starvation strategy,” purportedly employed by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, the official went on. This “strategy”Ozdemir said that this will cause serious problems for countries suffering from food insecurity, particularly those in Africa. This situation must be resolved globally and the UN World Food and Agriculture Committee needs to play the leading role, Ozdemir stated.
“Here we have to agree on fundamental, structural questions of agricultural and food policy worldwide,”He stated.
Fears of global grain shortages have been sparked by the conflict in Ukraine. Wheat prices reached new all-time highs last month after soaring to multiyear highs. Russia and Ukraine account for around 30% of all global wheat exports.
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