“The UK believes that Russia may escalate its campaign to destroy Ukraine’s food exports by targeting civilian ships in the Black Sea,” Cleverly said.
The Foreign Secretary added that the issue of such “unconscionable behaviour” by Russia will be discussed at the UN Security Council.
“Russia should stop holding global food supplies hostage and return to the deal,” Cleverly emphasized.
As reported, on July 17, Russia announced its withdrawal from the Black Sea Grain Deal, which concluded last July in Istanbul. After that, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that it would treat ships sailing to Ukrainian ports as military targets.
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