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G7 warn of Ukraine grain crisis, ask China not to aid Russia

Added 05-15-22 04:07:01am EST - “The Group of Seven leading economies warned Saturday that the war in Ukraine is stoking a global food and energy crisis which threatens poor countries.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “G7 warn of Ukraine grain crisis, ask China not to aid Russia”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Annalena Baerbock, Foreign Minister of Germany, welcomes Jean-Yves Le Drian, Foreign Minister of France, for bilateral talks at the Schlossgut during the the summit of foreign ministers of the G7 Group of leading democratic economic powers at the Weissenhaus resort in Weissenhaeuser Strand, Germany, Friday, May 13, 2022. Marcus Brandt/AP hide caption

Annalena Baerbock, Foreign Minister of Germany, welcomes Jean-Yves Le Drian, Foreign Minister of France, for bilateral talks at the Schlossgut during the the summit of foreign ministers of the G7 Group of leading democratic economic powers at the Weissenhaus resort in Weissenhaeuser Strand, Germany, Friday, May 13, 2022.

WEISSENHAUS, Germany — The Group of Seven leading economies warned Saturday that the war in Ukraine is stoking a global food and energy crisis which threatens poor countries, and urgent measures are needed to unblock stores of grain that Russia is preventing from leaving Ukraine.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, who hosted a meeting of top G-7 diplomats, said the war had become a "global crisis."

She said up to 50 million people, particularly in Africa and the Middle East, would face hunger in the coming months unless ways are found to release Ukrainian grain, which accounts for a sizeable share of the worldwide supply.

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