Russia is essentially playing “hunger games” with the world by keeping the naval blockade of Ukrainian ports
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, has accused Russia of playing “hunger games” with the world in an address to a G20 Meeting in Bali.
The international community had no right to allow Russia to blackmail the world with high energy prices, hunger and security threats, Kuleba told his counterparts via video link, Guardian reports.
Russian naval blockade of Ukrainian ports has “already shredded global chains of food supply and has a detrimental effect on global food security,” he said.
“Russia is essentially playing hunger games with the world by keeping the naval blockade of Ukrainian ports with one hand and shifting the blame for it on Ukraine with the other hand. Russia sees dependence of other countries on any type of resources as weakness and an invitation to use this dependence as a leverage to Russia’s gain,” Kuleba said.
He mentioned Ukraine has been essential to worldwide food security for decades, but is now being “attacked, bombed, and looted by Russian criminals.”