The Kremlin is using the food crisis as a silent weapon of war, said European Council President Charles Michel at the summit of the seven most industrialized countries (G7).

G7 leaders gathered in Germany for talks on imposing additional sanctions on Russia.

"The Kremlin is using food as a silent weapon of war.

"We must strongly oppose Russia's propaganda on food and fertilizer prices."

He said that global initiatives for food security are also being supported.

"The EU is working to mobilize around 600 million euros to support the most affected partners," he added.

The summit was held before NATO member states negotiated wartime restructuring at the Madrid summit on June 28-30.

/ Telegraphy /