Russia ‘bombing Ukraine grain stores’ as it weaponises food

Source: Associated Press

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday accused Russia of deliberately bombarding grain warehouses across Ukraine, weaponising food supplies.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Von der Leyen said about 20 million tons of wheat remained stuck in Ukraine while Black Sea ports are closed during the conflict.

She said that it meant "fragile countries and vulnerable populations" would "suffer the most."

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Before the war, Ukraine was one of the largest grain exporters in the world.