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Parliamentary question - P-001727/2022Parliamentary question

The EU’s response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine in the context of agriculture and food production

Priority question for written answer  P-001727/2022
to the Commission
Rule 138
Urmas Paet (Renew)

Ukraine is a top supplier of staple foods to several parts of the world, in particular North Africa and the Middle East. However, the country’s access to Black Sea trading routes through its seaports has been cut off, making it impossible for it to export its surplus production. This also affects imports of inputs for agricultural production. Furthermore, Russian troops are deliberately seizing and destroying agricultural machinery, fertilizer, seeds and agricultural fuel stocks in Ukraine. Russia’s actions are putting this year’s spring planting campaign and yields of winter crops at risk and could negatively affect global cereal stocks for years. Its campaign in Ukraine is therefore a carefully planned form of hybrid warfare.

Last updated: 18 May 2022
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