ICYMI: Sen. Marshall Hosts Global Food Security Event with Ukrainians

(Washington, D.C., April 6, 2022) – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. today hosted an event discussing the war in Ukraine and what it means for global food security. Senator Marshall was joined by Senator Joni Ernst (IA) as well as Ukrainian Civil Society leaders Dr. Hanna Hopko, Daria Kaleniuk, and Maria Berlinska. You may click HERE or on the image below for b-roll and an on-camera statement from Senator Marshall.

“There is a perfect storm brewing in the Black Sea due to Putin’s unprovoked war. Ukraine is the breadbasket of Europe and a major exporter of sunflower oil, corn, wheat, and other staple foods. One third of all wheat exported in the world flows through the Black Sea. Every day this war continues takes us closer to the point-of-no-return where we will see food insecurity at a global level because it prevents Ukrainians from planting, harvesting, and shipping food. The commodity price explosion caused by this war will impact the pocketbook of every American already faced with staggering inflation,” said Senator Marshall. “The strength and resilience of the Ukrainian people has inspired this nation and the world. We must get them the weapons they need and we must continue to stand side by side with them and all their farmers who work each day to feed and fuel those around the globe.”

To view the charts that were used in today’s event, you may click HERE.

Senator Marshall recently penned an op-ed for the Kansas City Star about the war in Ukraine and what it means for global food security. You may click HERE to read the Senator’s op-ed.

You may click HERE to view video of today’s event in its entirety.

You may scroll below to view photos from today’s event.