Russia’s war against Ukraine has caused one of the most serious food and energy crises in recent history
“Russia’s war of aggression has generated one of the most severe food and energy crises in recent history, which now threatens those most vulnerable across the globe,” the G7 foreign ministers said in a statement after talks in the northern German resort of Weissenhaus on May 14, 2022.
“Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, as well as its unilateral actions restraining Ukrainian agricultural exports are leading to steep price rises in commodity markets and the threats we are now seeing to global food security,” the G7 foreign ministers stressed.
“As global markets suffer from Russia’s war of choice by rising food and commodity prices, thus affecting the lives of people around the world and exacerbating existing humanitarian and protection needs, we are determined to contribute additional resources to and support all relevant efforts that aim to ensure availability and accessibility of food, energy, and financial resources as well as basic commodities for all,” the G7 foreign ministers promised.
“We call on Russia to cease immediately its attacks on key transport infrastructure in Ukraine, including ports so that they can be used for exporting Ukrainian agricultural products,” the G7 foreign ministers urged.