20 Jun 2022

EU says Russia’s blockade of Ukraine grain is ‘a real war crime’

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

The EU’s foreign policy chief has declared that Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian grain is a war crime, preventing millions of tonnes from leaving ports while people around the world are suffering from hunger.

Meanwhile, Moscow has been taking convoys of stolen grain out of occupied areas into Russia itself.

President Zelenskyy said Ukraine was engaged in “complex negotiations” to unblock the grain, but said Africa had become a hostage of Russia’s ‘colonial war’.