The European Union needs to “debunk the disinformation of Russia”, which blames the West for the current food crisis, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said. “Food has become part of the Kremlin’s arsenal of terror. And we cannot tolerate this”, the EU official told a European Parliament session in Strasbourg. In turn, European Council president, Charles Michel, said Russia is blocking Ukrainian ports, turning farmland into battlegrounds and generating world hunger. In turn, the Kremlin denied the accusation that the war in Ukraine is causing a global food crisis, despite the increase in prices generated by the suspension of Ukrainian exports. Ukraine announced it will not demine the port of Odessa to export grain as Russian forces might take advantage of the situation to attack the city.