Serbian President Warns, One-Quarter of World Population Could Imminently Run Out of Food
May 22, 2022 (EIRNS)—“If something does not change in the conflict in Eastern Europe, almost a quarter of the world will be in need of basic quantities of food, which will create new problems,” Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said yesterday during a speech at the 89th International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad, which brings together exhibitors from 21 countries.
The United Nations has issued a similar warning that up to 1.7 billion people could be facing hunger this year.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, also present at the opening address, agreed with Vucic’s warning, adding that there is “galloping inflation, rising prices, famine is breaking out in many parts of the world, and we have a war in Ukraine.” Both Orbán and Vucic have refused to go along with the EU killer sanctions against Russia, describing them as suicidal and ill-conceived. Orbán stated: “Hungary did not impose sanctions against Russia which are equal to the nuclear bomb.” He said the sanctions could potentially lead to a situation where Hungary would not “be able to feed our people.”
The two leaders agreed to help each other out in the difficult times ahead. Orbán stated: “Based on the talks with Vucic, I can say that Hungary can count on Serbia, Serbia on Hungary.... We will have a difficult winter, but Serbia and Hungary have important food reserves, our two countries are safe when it comes to natural gas,” the Hungarian leader continued, criticizing the “economically unacceptable measures adopted in Brussels” against Russia.