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Russia using hunger as weapon to take over his country: Zelensky

Punjab Tribune Bureau | April 06, 2022 04:42 PM

KYIV/UKRAINE: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed on wednesday that Russia is using hunger as a weapon to take over his country. As over 100,000 people in the besieged city of mariupol and elsewhere remain without basic necessities.

In a video address to Ireland's parliament, Zelensky said Russian missiles were destroying things that are necessary for survival.

Addressing the Irish parliament through a translator, he said that Russian forces have blocked Ukrainian ports and ships. From here Ukraine exports grain and other food items all over the world.

Zelensky said that Ukraine is a major producer of agricultural products and food items. But due to this action of Russia, there may be a shortage of food grains and other food items around the world. With this, these things will become expensive for crores of people around the world.

"Hunger is a weapon for them (Russia) against us," Zelensky said. It has become a tool to dominate the common people.

Zelensky has called on Irish political leaders to use his influence to persuade other EU countries to impose more stringent sanctions against Russia to halt attacks on Ukraine.

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