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Antonov Demonstrates How Food Crisis Started Before the Ukrainian Conflict

May 19, 2022 (EIRNS)—“Food security had been ruined for several years by unwise macroeconomic steps of the collective West fueled by the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. In other words, problems emerged long before the beginning of Russia’s special operation in Ukraine,” Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov said, according to the press service of the embassy on its Telegram channel, in a clear answer to German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock.

The food crisis deteriorated after a wave of “unilateral and illegitimate anti-Russia sanctions that undermined western governments’ credibility because of unpredictability of their actions, as well as broke supply chains and interrupted international financial flows,” Antonov said, pointing out that statements made by Western nations that “their bans do not cover supplies of food and fertilizers are deceit” as “sanctions in the financial and transport areas directly influence the situation on global food markets.”

That said, “Russia remains committed to its obligations on international contracts regarding export supplies of agriculture products, fertilizers, energy and other important goods,” Antonov stressed.

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