Blinken Criticizes Russia for Impact of War on Global Hunger

Voice of America News reports: “U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called out Russia at the United Nations on Thursday for the impact its ‘unjustified, unconscionable’ war in Ukraine is having on global hunger and called for the war to end.

‘Every member of this council, every member of the United Nations should tell Moscow, enough. Enough using the Black Sea as blackmail,’ Blinken said of Russia’s recent withdrawal from the year-old deal that saw nearly 33 million tons of Ukrainian grain exported to the world. ‘Enough treating the world’s most vulnerable people as leverage. Enough of this unjustified, unconscionable war.’

Speaking at a U.N. Security Council meeting he chaired on global food insecurity as part of the United States’ August presidency of the 15-nation council, Blinken emphasized the link between conflict and hunger in crises around the world…”

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