Russian Land Mines in Ukraine Threaten Food Security Across the Globe


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(Washington Examiner) Imagine you’re in a car, driving along an unpaved country road in Ukraine. It’s February, but poking out from the snow on either side of the road, you can see hundreds of acres of blackened, unharvested sunflowers. A quarter of a mile ahead of you, a dark green military truck appears on the horizon. Wanting to keep your distance, you stop and watch as the vehicle maneuvers perpendicular to the road, pointing the back of the truck toward the sunflower field.

As a Ukrainian citizen, you would know exactly what is happening: The Russian forces are planting thousands of land mines that will destroy these swaths of farmland by proxy and guarantee that the countries enduring food insecurity today will face famine tomorrow…

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Published: Monday, February 27, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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