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Stoltenberg: The rise in prices did not come from sanctions, but war

Stoltenberg: The rise in prices did not come from sanctions, but war

Rising global food prices are a direct consequence of the war in Ukraine - and not, as Moscow has argued, a consequence of sanctions against Russia - says the NATO chief.

"Exports of food and grain from Ukraine are extremely critical," Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Brussels. "Rising food and grain prices show the global consequences of this war. Russia is trying to create the narrative that the rise in wheat prices has been caused by our sanctions and that is not correct."

Earlier this week, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned of an escalating global food crisis as the war in Ukraine continues.