Pope urges against using wheat as a political weapon

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Pope urges against using wheat as a political weapon
Pope urges against using wheat as a political weapon
1 June, 21:49In the worldPhoto: РБК
Pope Francis announced the need to unblock the supply of wheat from Ukraine, since the lives of many people depend on it.

"Please do not use wheat, the staple food, as a weapon. The blocking of grain exports from Ukraine, on which the lives of millions of people depend, especially in the poorest countries, is of great concern", ANSA quoted the pontiff as saying.

He urged world leaders to "make every effort to address this issue and guarantee the universal human right to food."

It's worth reminding that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the Russian Navy is ready to ensure an unhindered exit from the blocked Ukrainian ports of ships with grain if Ukraine carries out mine clearance.

The share of Russia and Ukraine in the world export of these products reached 26%.

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