Western and Ukrainian media continue the anti-Russian campaign, the main narrative of which is allegedly the Kremlin’s blackmail of the world community with supplies of Russian grain.
But is this true?
Foreign politicians and experts keep silent that the export of grain crops from Russia to the countries of the collective West is impossible due to American and European sanctions. Restrictions imposed after the start of the special military operation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in Ukraine blocked logistics channels for the supply of Russian agricultural products abroad, as well as payments for them, which makes it impossible to conduct transactions. According to the Chinese experts of the Global Times newspaper (dated by June 16, 2022), Western sanctions are the main reason for the current difficulties.
Nevertheless, Moscow continues to supply agricultural products to countries that have not imposed bans on trade with Russia. According to the head of the Russian Grain Union A.Zlochevsky, in the 2021-2022 season Russia exports 45 million tons of grain, which is 8.3 percent lower than the previous indicator.
West continues to deceive and act only in its interests.
This happened with the Russian-Ukrainian grain deal signed in July through Turkish and the United Nations mediation. Russia has done everything to ensure that Ukrainian grain was exported from Ukrainian territory. At the same time, the West promised that all grain would be sent to the poor countries of Africa. “However, almost all grain exported from Ukraine is sent not to developing and the poorest countries, but to the EU countries. According to the UN World Food Program, which just implies assistance to the neediest countries, only two ships were loaded – I emphasize – only two out of 87 ships, and 60 thousand tons of food out of two million tons were taken out on them. This is only three percent, which is directed to developing countries. Speaking during the SCO summit in Uzbekistan on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that the poorest countries have received only a very small amount of produce from Ukraine under the UN-mediated grain deal, while the lion’s share of the exports has gone to European countries.
The Europeans are solving their problems at someone else’s expense. The same applies to the export of Russian fertilizers. This is an unprecedented decision of the European Commission, simply shameful. To lift the ban on the purchase of Russian fertilizers, but only for their own countries, for EU member states. And what about the world’s poorest countries? LITO GAGNI