NATO Secretary General At ‘Grain From Ukraine’ Summit: Russia Must Stop The War, End Global Food Crisis


NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed the “Grain from Ukraine” Summit on Saturday (26 November 2022), calling on Russia to stop the war and end the global food crisis it has caused.

He said: “90 years ago, the Soviet Union’s horrendous Holodomor killed millions of Ukrainians. Today, Russia is using hunger as a weapon of war against Ukraine, and to create division and further instability among the rest of the world.” 

Mr Stoltenberg strongly welcomed the efforts of Türkiye and the UN to extend the Black Sea Grain Initiative, and underlined that NATO “will stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes”.

Stoltenberg stressed that this food crisis is not caused by international sanctions on Russia. “It is caused by Russia’s reckless war against Ukraine,” he said. 

Stoltenberg noted that Russia has launched a full-fledged invasion of a sovereign democratic neighbour. Trying to annex parts of Ukraine’s territory,  in total disregard for the UN Charter and international law. 

Additionally, Stoltenberg said that Russia is carrying out massive deliberate attacks on civilians and critical infrastructure.
Including homes, hospitals, and power grids. 

“For months, Russian forces blocked Ukrainian ports, stole grain, and agricultural equipment,” Stoltenberg said, adding, “And they continue to destroy agriculture and export facilities.”

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