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G-7 nations talk on addressing economic fallout of Ukraine conflict

Germany's Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has announced that G-7 industrialized nations are discussing how they can support the world’s poorest from the effects of the Russian-Ukraine conflict. Baerbock said that the strongest industrialised nations have a special responsibility to help poorer nations weather the food and energy squeezes caused by the hostilities as well as their support to Ukraine. Ukraine was the world's bread basket, exporting 4.5 million tons of agricultural produce per month through its ports including 12% of the planet's wheat, 15% of its corn, and half of the globe’s sunflower oil. With the ports of Odessa, Chornomorsk, and others cut off from the world by Russian warships, Baerbock said food is not getting to people in places that urgently need it, especially in African countries and the Middle East.

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