Russia’s United Nations Ambassador has stormed out of a UN Security Council meeting after the European Council President blamed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for causing a global food crisis.
Charles Michel said Russia was using food supplies as a “stealth missile” against the developing world, forcing people into poverty.
The Russian envoy Vassily Nebenzia accused Mr Michel of spreading lies.
The war has left food stuck at Ukrainian ports.
Ukraine is a large exporter of cooking oil as well as cereals such as maize and wheat.
Russia also exports vast amounts of grains as well as fertiliser.
The lack of these exports has caused the price of alternatives to soar.