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How hunger is a weapon in the war in Ukraine

Nothing is foreign25:48How hunger is a weapon in the war in Ukraine

The devastation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is felt far beyond the front lines of war.

More than 20 million tonnes of Ukrainian grain exports are blocked by Russia in the Black Sea – a vital trade route that supplies millions of people in North Africa and the Middle East; many countries in these regions now face extreme food shortages and potential famine.

We explain how Ukraine, often called the “breadbasket of Europe”, is being used as a chess piece in the war and what can be done to resolve this growing crisis.


  • Dr. Hassan Khannenje, Director of the HORN Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Yevheniya Kravchuk, Ukrainian MP

Nothing is foreign is a new podcast from CBC News and CBC Podcasts. A weekly trip to where the story takes place. Hosted by Tamara Khandaker.