German Agriculture Minister accuses Russia of 'using starvation to win war' in Ukraine
Russians are deliberately using starvation as a tool to win the war, Germany’s Agriculture Minister said on Thursday as Putin’s troops continue to block Ukrainian ports. Since the start of the war, Russians have targeted the Ukrainian port cities of Mariupol and Odesa in an effort to cut off the country’s outlet to the Black Sea.
“It would be kamikaze for Ukraine to rely on Putin’s word without credible, effective military guarantees that the security of Ukrainian ports and ships is assured,” Özdemir said. Pre-war Ukraine exported around three-quarters of the grains that it produced.
Meanwhile earlier this week, Turkey said it was mulling to establish shipping channels out of Ukraine's ports via its Bosphorus Strait.
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