Western sanctions against Russia are designed to accelerate the cessation of military aggression against Ukraine, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said at the food ministerial meeting in Berlin, Report informs referring to the website of the US State Department.

“And again, to be absolutely clear about this, from day one, as we imposed sanctions on Russia for its aggression against Ukraine, we exempted from those sanctions food, food products, fertilizer, and also things necessary to move them out of Russia, including insurance and shipping,” he said.