Live: EU leaders to talk energy, food security at special summit

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The EU’s chief diplomat told reporters upon arrival that he is “fully confident that we will get an agreement.”

“We have been pushing everyone in order to get an agreement today and I am very much confident that we will have this agreement,” he added. 

“I’m sure we’ll be able to look for a pragmatic approach,” he went on, emphasising that “we have to stop the funding of the Russian war machine.”

He also said that the EU has “to continue supporting Ukraine” by supplying arms and imposing sanctions.

“The sanctions are already creating big damage to the Russian economy,” he said, adding that over the summer “the economic situation will be very bad” for Russia. 

On food security, he said it is “clear that Russia is using wheat as a weapon, a weapon of war”, underlining that: “you can’t starve the world.”

He acknowledged that exporting the 20 million tonnes of wheat currently stuck in Ukraine “will not be easy” and that “obviously we need an agreement with Russia.”

Source: Euro News

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