Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky on Thursday called on Russia to withdraw from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), accusing Moscow of withholding Ukrainian grain.
“If at least 400 million people or more than a billion people go hungry, what will be Russia’s place in the FAO?”Zelensky said in a speech broadcast via video conference at a ministerial meeting of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Oh Siege of Ukrainian ports Starting in the country’s main port of Odessa, grain exports, especially wheat, were paralyzed by the Russian Black Sea Fleet. Prior to the Russian invasion that began on February 24, Ukraine was on the verge of becoming the world’s third-largest grain exporter.
African and Middle Eastern countries First victims and fear of severe food crises.
“The Black Sea, one of the world’s main avenues for food exports, has been blocked by the Russian navy,” President Zhelensky told a conference in Paris, which was attended by Italian government leader Mario Draghi and the African Union. President Maggie Sol.
The organization has been counting Russia as one of its member states since 2006.
The monthly food price index released by this international organization, which includes taxes on vegetable oils, grains or dairy products, set a record in March due to the war in Ukraine.