EU leaders tackle food crisis

European Union leaders are working to move millions of tons of grain stuck in Ukrainian ports under a Russian blockade. They met in Brussels on Tuesday over their plans to transport food by road and by rail.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen blamed Russian leaders for a global food crisis. She said they are blocking the export of wheat, bombarding warehouses, and mining corn fields.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said his side has guaranteed the free export of grain. He said Western countries are to blame, by closing their ports to Russian ships.

Turkish officials announced they would host Lavrov next week to discuss a corridor for exports through the Black Sea. They said United Nations officials were already working on the plan.