War in Ukraine: Paris and Berlin support Moldova ‘at risk of instability’

“The ministers discussed the continuation and depth of the European response to the war in Ukraine and the support given to the country,” a French Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

“The two ministers also spoke about the situation in Moldova and the risks of its instability, and their joint commitment to support it,” said Ann-Claire Legendre.

Transnistria, a pro-Russian separatist region, has been rocked by a series of explosions this week in Moldova, raising fears that war to destroy neighboring Ukraine could spread to the country.

On Tuesday, France announced its support for Moldova, faced “risks of instability” and reiterated its support for the country’s “regional unity”.

Le Drian and Baerbock discussed the “threats to food security” posed by the war in Ukraine, one of the world’s largest grain producers.

In the first half of 2022 – under the French leadership of the Council of the European Union “reaffirmed their commitment to assist countries in need” and the German leadership of the G7 (formed by the group of the world’s most industrialized nations, Germany, Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom).

According to Washington, the global food crisis exacerbated by the war in Ukraine could plunge 10 million people worldwide into poverty.

Russia and Ukraine are the first and fifth world wheat exporters, accounting for 30% of global supply.

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, tons of grain have been stored in the docks of Ukrainian ports, including the bombing city of Mariupol, which has been surrounded by the Russian military since the beginning of March due to its strategic position.

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The Russian military offensive in Ukraine – justified by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the need for “Denacify” and militarization of the neighboring country for Russia’s defense – was condemned by the international community in general, which responded by sending arms to Ukraine. The imposition of sanctions on Russia will affect almost every sector, from banking to sports.

The war, which has entered its 65th day today and is said to be about 65 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Ukraine, has so far displaced more than 13 million people, more than 5.4 million of whom have fled to neighboring countries. This is the latest UN data to rank the worst refugee crisis in Europe since World War II (1939-1945).

The UN confirmed today that at least 2,899 civilians had been killed and that 3,235 had been injured, but said that the number could be even higher and that it would only be known if there was access to besieged cities or areas where there was still intense fighting.

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