The United States Government said Russian President Vladimir Putin has turned food as a weapon in the ongoing war with Ukraine.
UD National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby said Putin “absolutely has weaponized food.”
He, however, said the Biden administration and partner nations are working to overcome an export blockade that is causing a global food shortage.
“It absolutely, has weaponized food – Mr. Putin has weaponized food,” he told CNN.
He acknowledged that Putin’s administration’s export blockade, “is going to have a global impact.”
“We’re going to feel some of that probably here as well, which is why we’re working so hard on trying to find out find alternative routes to get some of that grain out,” he said.