The EU summit stressed that Russia bears full responsibility for the food crisis

The EU summit emphasized that Russia bears full responsibility for the food crisis

Russia must immediately stop attacks on agricultural facilities and the export of grain, and unblock Chernoye sea, in particular the port of Odessa, to allow grain exports and commercial shipping operations. The Russian Federation uses food as a weapon in the war with Ukraine and is solely responsible for the global food crisis, according to the EU summit resolution.

The European Council stressed that they support the efforts of the UN Secretary General in this regard, and also emphasized that EU sanctions against Russia allow the free circulation of agricultural products and food and the delivery of humanitarian aid.

European leaders also called on the European Commission and EU member states to contribute to addressing the food danger.

In the decision adopted by EU leaders The document also strongly condemns Russia's indiscriminate attacks against the civilian population and civilian infrastructure. Politicians urged the Russian Federation “immediately and unconditionally withdraw all its forces and military equipment from all the territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.”

The EU also recalled the allocation of new macro-financial assistance up to 9 billion euros, and also promised make efforts to speed up the supply of weapons.

The day before, Ukraine officially received the status of a candidate for the EU. Now negotiations should begin on our country's entry into the union. Ukraine will receive a plan for joining the bloc – specific recommendations will be written in the roadmap. Their implementation and evaluation may take more than one year.

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