Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held Russia responsible for Sri Lankan unrest. He said that blocking food products during invasion is causing unrest around the world. He was speaking to the world leaders at the Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul.
• Ukraine blamed the Russian invasion for the unrest in Sri Lanka
• Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since its independence in 1948
• Wickremesinghe, the acting president of Sri Lanka, has relinquished the post of prime minister
• The Group of Seven (G7) leaders said the bloc was determined to support Ukraine
How Is Russian Invasion Affecting The World?
Volodymyr Zelensky said that Russia used the creation of “economic shock” as one of the major tactics in their invasion of Ukraine. He added that the war has disrupted the supply chain leading to food and fuel crises in several countries and that was benefitting the Russian agenda. He further said that the shocking food and fuel prices led to a social explosion and that no one knew how that would end.
An estimated 1.6 billion people in 94 countries are exposed to at least one crisis including finance, food, or energy and around 1.2 billion in severely vulnerable countries are living in a “perfect storm” due to the Russian invasion.
The hunger index is showing an ascending trend due to the war in Ukraine. The number of severely food insecure people before the pandemic doubled from 135 million to 276 million over just two years due to the ongoing war in Ukraine. And it could reach 323 million in the coming days.
What Are The World Leaders Doing To Stop The War?
The Group of Seven (G7) leaders said that they were committed to supporting Ukraine in producing and exporting grain, oil, and other agro products. Also, the leaders called upon Russia to enable free passage of agro shipping from Ukrainian ports.
Also, Russian Federation and Ukraine have reached an agreement to end the blockade of grain deliveries via the Black Sea. The UN Secretary General called it a crucial step towards the safe and secure export of Ukrainian products.