Rishi Sunak Warns of Putin’s Impact on Food and Energy Prices

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London (Parliament Politic Magazine) – Rishi Sunak accuses Vladimir Putin of triggering a crisis in food and energy prices, emphasizing the need for British food security.

Rishi Sunak has blamed Vladimir Putin for setting off an “energy and food price bomb.”

The prime minister revealed his government’s three-point plan to sustain British farming when he commented on Tuesday, 20 February.

Food security is a vital part of our national security, and recent years have brought home the truth,” Mr. Sunak expressed.

“Putin set off not just an energy price bomb, but a food price bomb too.”

The prime minister contended that it is “important to strengthen food security at home” in an age of climate change and instability.

Recently, Rishi Sunak also criticized Putin for Alexei Navalny’s death and stated Alexei Navalny demonstrated incredible courage as the fiercest advocate for Russian democracy.

UK Prime Minister said, “This is terrible news. As the fiercest advocate for Russian democracy, Alexei Navalny demonstrated incredible courage throughout his life. My thoughts are with his wife and the people of Russia, for whom this is a huge tragedy.”

Moreover, a month ago, Rishi Sunak warned Vladimir Putin as he made a surprise visit to Ukraine.

The PM also granted the Ukrainian Order of Freedom by President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv and announced £ 2.5 billion of support for the war effort. He told Mr Zelensky: “Putin might think he can outlast us, but he is wrong.

“We stand with you today, tomorrow, and for as long as it takes.” And the PM added that failing to defeat Putin would have wider repercussions.

“Waiver now, and we embolden not just Putin but his allies in North Korea, Iran and elsewhere,” he said. That’s why the United Kingdom and the free world will continue to stand with Ukraine, as we have since the very beginning of this war.”

He visited the warzone shortly after ordering air strikes in Yemen. Mr Zelensky has voiced fears that the crisis in the Middle East is drawing the world’s attention away from his country’s war with Russia.

Rishi Sunak expressed that the £2.5 billion in funding – an increase of £200 million in the last two years – would cover long-range missiles, air defense, artillery ammunition, and maritime security. Mr Sunak said he desired to send a “strong signal” of the UK’s support for Ukraine with his visit.

Mr. Zelensky thanked the PM for his “personal leadership” after the pair signed a new security accord in Kyiv. Mr. Sunak was awarded the Ukrainian Order of Freedom honor, recognizing his “outstanding personal contribution to strengthening Ukrainian-British interstate cooperation, supporting state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.”

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Speaking at a press conference alongside Mr Sunak, the Ukrainian President said through a translator: “Dear Prime Minister, thank you for your leadership.”

Daniele Naddei

Daniele Naddei is a journalist at Parliament News covering European affairs, was born in Naples on April 8, 1991. He also serves as the Director of the CentroSud24 newspaper. During the period from 2010 to 2013, Naddei completed an internship at the esteemed local radio station Radio Club 91. Subsequently, he became the author of a weekly magazine published by the Italian Volleyball Federation of Campania (FIPAV Campania), which led to his registration in the professional order of Journalists of Campania in early 2014, listed under publicists. From 2013 to 2018, he worked as a freelance photojournalist and cameraman for external services for Rai and various local entities, including TeleCapri, CapriEvent, and TLA. Additionally, between 2014 and 2017, Naddei collaborated full-time with various newspapers in Campania, both in print and online. During this period, he also resumed his role as Editor-in-Chief at Radio Club 91.
Naddei is actively involved as a press officer for several companies and is responsible for editing cultural and social events in the city through his association with the Medea Fattoria Sociale. This experience continued until 2021. Throughout these years, he hosted or collaborated on football sports programs for various local broadcasters, including TLA, TvLuna, TeleCapri, Radio Stonata, Radio Amore, and Radio Antenna Uno.
From 2016 to 2018, Naddei was employed as an editor at newspapers of national interest within the Il24.it circuit, including Internazionale24, Salute24, and OggiScuola. Since 2019, Naddei has been one of the creators of the Rabona television program "Calcio è Passione," which has been broadcast on TeleCapri Sport since 2023.