Calls grow for Russia to free up Ukrainian ports for grain exports
…from the Washington Post
[ Editor’s Note: Here come the whiners, blame shifters and cry babies over the disaster they have created, which was totally avoidable if they had chosen a wiser path.
Now they see the potential political risk from the public suffering the consequences financially for the Ukrainian, but The West wants to put that monkey on Russian’s back.
We have NATO and the US Pentagon chief openly stating that their goal of creating this Ukraine war was to weaken Russia militarily via a proxy war with Ukraine, and hence make it easier to muscle Russia with sanctions in international commerce.
Here come the EU and NATO whining now about the war economic chaos after Germany and France were guarantors of the Minsk I and Mink II deals. They both failed, because Ukraine said ‘hell no’, we don’t want autonomy for Donbass, as we want to shell the crap out of them using all the US weapons given to us and the CIA training of our neo-Nazis.
The plan was always to deploy the weapons on the 5 million Russians in Donbass, as practice for the ‘Big One’, by driving them out and stealing all of their stuff. But the idiots made a huge mistake, as the economic blowback is going to be huge, and it will trigger a world food crisis.
It is ‘cover our ass’ time in EU land, with Germany, birthplace of the Nazi scourge, fully supporting the Nazi doppelgänger version in Ukraine. The West’s yellow journalists resoundingly support laying the blame on Russia for the approaching famine.
Do they think we cannot see who caused this war, and that it is just the opposite?
But worse is the pitiful leadership we see in the West, grifters galore and puppets of the warmongers behind the scenes, thinking of all the campaign money they are going to be getting for being dutiful Russia bashers.
The West could stop this if it wanted. It could muscle Zelensky into a neutral status and set up patrols of UN troops along a dividing line, with the ethnic Ukraine populations protected. But the West will not because it has fallen in love with the proxy war game, like an addicted gambler… Jim W. Dean ]
First published May 15, 2022
Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven nations appealed to Russia to free up sea export routes for Ukrainian grain and agricultural products critical to feeding the world, as food prices rise, and they warn of “catastrophic” consequences if Ukrainian ports remain blocked.
“We must not be naive. Russia has now expanded the war against Ukraine to many states as a war of grain,” German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said at a news conference Saturday after the G-7 meetings. “It is not collateral damage, it is an instrument in a hybrid war that is intended to weaken cohesion against Russia’s war.”
Up to 50 million people will face hunger in the coming months unless Ukrainian grain is released, Baerbock said, according to the Associated Press. About 28 million tons of grain are stuck in Ukrainian ports blockaded by Russian forces.
JD Note: The above is a Yellow Journalism gem. Mariupol’s opening and rebuilding was delayed due to the refusal of the Azov brigade to release its human shield hostages and surrender, while being in constant contact with Zelensky.
There is no way to fix the port facilities to move the grain out. Retreating Ukraine and especially Azov units are leaving a scorched earth scene behind them. I have not read a whimper of reproach for this in Western media, although the photos and videos have been voluminous.
When the Donbass perimeter was being savaged by the Azov’s for 8 years, disrupting their agriculture, Minsk guarantors France and Germany did not lift a finger to rectify, despite having influence with the Kiev coup regime.
Ukraine grows enough food to feed 400 million people annually, and 30 percent of the world’s supply of wheat comes from Russia and Ukraine, according to the World Food Program.
“The ports are critical to food security globally,” Beasley told The Washington Post. “It will be catastrophic if we don’t have those ports opened up and moving food supplies around the world.”
You can read the full WaPo article here.