Boris Johnson holds talks with Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky as the Prime Minister bids to get global grain supply chain moving again as fears of a famine grow
The Prime Minister raised ‘significant concerns’ with Mr Zelensky as he tried to open up ‘critical sea and land supply’ routes.
Ukraine was seen as Europe’s ‘bread basket’ before 俄国 invaded and many poor nations rely on its grain.
联合国 secretary general Antonio Guterres warned of a food crisis lasting for years as around 20million tons of grain are stuck in Ukraine from the previous harvest.
Boris Johnson yesterday spoke with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on moving grain out of Ukraine over warnings that some poorer countries could face famine over the shortage
Ukraine was seen as Europe’s ‘bread basket’ before Russia invaded so a food crisis lasting for years could happen as 20million tons of grain are currently stuck in Ukraine from the previous harvest
Western officials have accused Vladimir Putin of ‘weaponising’ global food supplies.
唐宁街说: ‘The Prime Minister raised his significant concerns about the growing global fallout from Russia’s illegal invasion and president Putin’s craven and reckless blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, including rising food prices in developing countries.
‘They looked at options to open up critical sea and land supply routes for Ukrainian grain stocks.’