According to Annalena Baerbock, the G-7 countries are looking for alternative rail routes to deliver grain from Ukraine to the rest of the world.
Russia is pursuing a hybrid war strategy and is deliberately using hunger as an instrument, said Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock after the G-7 meeting. Africa in particular would suffer greatly.
RUssland made a conscious decision to expand the military war against Ukraine as a “grain war” to many countries in the world, especially Africa, said Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) at the end of the G-7 foreign ministers’ meeting in the Weissenhaus in Schleswig-Holstein. This threatens “brutal hunger,” Baerbock explained. In view of this “very deliberate instrument in a hybrid war” through which Russia wants to weaken international cohesion, “hesitance and procrastination” is not an option. In addition to decisive action, however, perseverance is also required. One has to be prepared for the fact that the fight against the global crisis caused by Russia will become a “long-distance race”.
According to Baerbock, the G-7 countries want to look for alternative rail routes to deliver grain blocked by Russia from Ukraine to the world. After there were problems with rail transport via Romania due to the different track widths of the railways, they were examining exports via the Baltic ports, said Baerbock. The focus of the deliberations under the German presidency was the global impact of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, in particular the threatening food shortages for the countries of the Global South.