The Russian Embassy in Ghana has pleaded with the media to avoid attributing Russia to the country’s rising food prices.
The media has bought into the Western narrative that the West is to blame for the food shortages on the African continent, the embassy claims.
The embassy accused the media in a string of tweets on June 30 of willfully omitting the fact that Western policies have caused economic problems on the continent since 2020.
The Russian government has refuted these accusations in the past. The Russian Embassy in Ghana stated in another round of tweets in April of this year that it could not be held responsible for the difficulties that had brought the global food value chain to its knees.
However, economists warn that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could lead to a global food crisis, which is currently present in the majority of African nations. The war between Russia and Ukraine is reportedly having a negative impact on Ghana’s economy and agricultural value chain.
In February 2022, hostilities between Russia and Ukraine broke out. Following the Russia-Ukraine war, about 10,000 people have died thus far.
Russia is the target of multiple sanctions from the US and the EU.