By blaming Moscow for causing the food crisis, Washington is deliberately turning the situation on its head, says Russia’s ambassador to the US
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The US is deliberately turning the situation “upside down” when it claims that the food supply crisis was caused by Russia’s special operation in Ukraine and allegedly its actions in the Black and Azov seas, Moscow’s Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov told journalists on Wednesday.
«The Kiev authorities are mining the waters of ports, preventing ships from delivering provisions and other goods to other states. At the same time, our efforts to coordinate the opening of humanitarian corridors continue to be ignored,» he claimed, as cited by the Russian Embassy’s Telegram channel.
The diplomat went on to say that Washington persistently refuses to take responsibility for its “foreign economic blunders.”
«[US] claims that anti-Russian restrictions allegedly do not harm our food and fertilizer supplies do not stand up to scrutiny. Apparently, attempts to isolate the Russian financial system and undermine the transport sector capabilities do not count,» he stated.
According to Antonov, Moscow is deeply concerned about the situation in global food markets and will continue to fulfill its obligations under international export agreements in terms of agricultural goods and fertilizers.