Western sanctions against Russia and the situation in Ukraine created the conditions for the worst food crisis in Europe since World War II. This is written by the Chinese edition of Xinhua.
Due to the imposed restrictions, Moscow stopped supplying fertilizers, and in Belarus, their prices began to creep up rapidly. At the same time, the export of grain crops from Russia and Ukraine stopped, and the cost of all food products increased.
“Prices are rising every week, and the situation is becoming unbearable, because the cost of literally everything is increasing,” Xinhua quoted one of the French farmers.
“If we don’t solve the fertilizer problem and trade resumes, the world will face a very serious supply problem next year,” Maximo Torero, chief economist at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, said in an interview with the newspaper.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that mass famine had begun in Ukraine. According to the head of the National Defense Control Center of Russia, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, the situation is close to a humanitarian catastrophe.