8 Jun 2022

Russia’s war in Ukraine could bring ‘unprecedented wave of hunger’

Europe Editor and Presenter

The UN chief has warned that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could bring an “unprecedented wave of hunger and misery”, as Moscow came under renewed pressure to lift its blockade of Ukrainian ports.

At the same time,  Russia has begun taking trainloads of grain out of occupied areas of Ukraine through Crimea, and selling it on to Turkey and the Middle East.

While across the eastern Donbas region fierce fighting is continuing, as Ukrainian forces resist the Russian advance.