Agrifood trade and EU sanctions adopted further to the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation and the support of Belarus to it

Agrifood trade and EU sanctions adopted further to the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation and the support of Belarus to it

June 29, 2022

This factsheet debunks the Kremlin’s propaganda narrative of EU sanctions that allegedly threaten global food security.

Contrary to Russia’s disinformation, the disruption of agricultural production and trade in Ukraine and the spike in global food prices is not caused by EU sanctions – but the very own actions of the Russian government, such as the blockage of Ukrainian ports, the deliberate destruction of Ukrainian agricultural facilities, and restrictions imposed on its own export of agricultural products and fertilisers.

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