Putin, not West, responsible for hunger in Africa -German foreign min spokesperson

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany strongly condemns Russian President Vladimir Putin's attempt to create a narrative that the West is responsible for causing famine in Africa, said a Foreign Ministry spokesperson.

"We have to stress that the fact that there is a risk of famine in parts of the world, that some countries are being cut off from grain exports, is a consequence of the Russian war of aggression and not of western sanctions," added the spokesperson at a regular government news conference on Friday.

(Reporting by Thomas Escritt and Miranda Murray)

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