EU's Borrell: "Russian blockade of grain exports is "a real war crime""

Josep Borrell, EU Foreign Affairs Representative

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# 20 June 2022 14:42 (UTC +04:00)

"Russia’s blockade of the export of millions of tonnes of Ukrainian grain is a war crime," EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has said, APA reports citing The Guardian.

“We call on Russia to deblockade the ports … It is inconceivable, one cannot imagine that millions of tonnes of wheat remain blocked in Ukraine while in the rest of the world people are suffering hunger,” Reuters reports he told the media.

“This is a real war crime, so I cannot imagine that this will last much longer,” he said on arriving to a meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg.