NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg expressed his appreciation for Turkey’s role in extending the Black Sea Grain Corridor Agreement, saying that during his recent visit he saw ships taking food, grain and fertilizer from Ukrainian ports to “vulnerable people in urgent need.”
At the “Grain from Ukraine” summit, organized at the initiative of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Stoltenberg referred to the Holodomor tragedy in 1932-1933, when the Soviet regime forced millions of people to starve to death on Ukrainian territory.
“Today, Russia is using hunger as a weapon of war against Ukraine and to create division and further instability among the rest of the world,” Stoltenberg said, welcoming the efforts of NATO allies and the EU to transport food by land from Ukraine.
Stoltenberg said in his statement;
I particularly welcome the support of our NATO ally Turkey to extend the Black Sea Grain Initiative with the United Nations. When I met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul a while ago, I saw the grain ships in the Bosphorus. They are taking food, grain and fertilizer from Ukrainian ports to vulnerable people in urgent need…