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Russia slams sanctions; seeks to blame West for food crisis

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Russia is at fault. If they never invaded Ukraine, twice, this wouldn't be an issue.

Any other claim by Russia and Russian supporters is called "deflection." We see that with nearly all Russian propaganda and nobody falls for it who has a mind able to think critically about issues.

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If the USA etc. had not put sanctions on Russia, they would still be able to get, grain, Sunflower oil and fertilizer amongst other things which mostly comes from Russia.

If Russia had not invaded Ukraine and started murdering the innocent citizens of a sovereign nation, the rest of the world wouldn't have had to put sanctions on Russia.

I hope you aren't silly enough to be blaming Russia's screw-up on the rest of the world? Even the Russian people have figured out Putin is a failure, you aren't silly enough to think you can convince anyone otherwise are you?

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Reap what you sow Putin.

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Ukraine produce just much Wheat as Pakistan,China ,India Russia are the leading produce of wheat, followed by the US

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of wheat during 2021.

Russia: US$7.3 billion (13.1% of total wheat exports)

United States: $7.29 billion (13.1%)

Australia: $7.2 billion (13%)

Canada: $6.6 billion (11.9%)

Ukraine: $4.7 billion (8.5%)

France: $4.6 billion (8.2%)

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theFuToday  12:20 pm JST

Russia is at fault. If they never invaded Ukraine, twice, this wouldn't be an issue.

Any other claim by Russia and Russian supporters is called "deflection." We see that with nearly all Russian propaganda and nobody falls for it who has a mind able to think critically about issues.

Putin and his supporters can 'WAH' about it all they want. They did this to themselves.

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gaslighting at its best.

people will be studying putin's total failure of an operation for centuries.

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Sounds like the spoiled baby in his dacha is crying again.

It won’t be long before your people turn on you, arrest you and hand you over to the proper authorities for the severe punishment you deserve.

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Even the Russian people have figured out Putin is a failure

You'd think, wouldn't you? Yet even people speaking out against the war seem to want to shield Mad Vlad, won't or can't believe how vile he is.

A mother whose two sons had been conscripted and sent to Ukraine - despite 'promises' by Putin himself that conscripts would not be sent - managed to get them back home by doggedly confronting the authorities and fighting for her boys. She says she is angry at being lied to by officers who were breaking the law. Yet - "I'd like to believe that our president, the commander-in-chief, just isn't aware of the mess and chaos in the army. I want to tell him that not everything here is like they say it is on television."

If nothing else, Mad Vlad is apparently a master of deception, on the home front, at least.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61599932

As for Russia preventing the export of Ukrainian wheat: apparently they are exporting it. To Russia. And destroying what they can't move.

(Deputy Agriculture Minister Taras) Vysotskiy said on Ukrainian television this week that the Russians had exported about 441,000 tons of grain from four occupied regions: Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Donetsk and Luhansk.

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Nearly 19,000 tons of wheat and about 9,400 tons of sunflower product were destroyed....We keep getting reports about targeted Russian attacks on grain silos, fertilizer stores, farming areas and infrastructure

Liars, murderers, rapists, terrorists, fascists, thieves, war mongers and war criminals. No wonder Russian mamas don't want their sons associating with them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/05/05/ukraine-grain-theft-russia-hunger-war/

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YrralToday 09:47 am JST

US getting ready to move too World WAR 2.5 by giving Ukraine rockets that hit Russia Google Ukraine MLRS

Rubbish. Supplying similar conventional weapons to Ukraine as those Russia has been using for months against Ukraine simply helps level the playing field.

Would you prefer that Ukraine be forced to defend itself with out dated equipment that is less effective than the modern Russian weapons and missiles being used to destroy cities and civilians in Ukraine? If so you are siding with Russia and arguing to allow Russia to continue its murdering invasion until they defeat Ukraine.

Russia launches long range missiles from inside Russia to hit targets all over Ukraine. Should Ukraine not be able to retaliate? This is a war and Ukraine fights for its right to exist. They have every right to hit any military targets inside Russia. Unlike Russia that targets civilians, Hotels, Hospitals and Theaters sheltering civilians and children.

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egads man!Today 08:50 am JST

Reap what you sow Putin.

This is perfect.

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egads man!Today 08:50 am JST

Reap what you sow Putin

Yes he will reap a lot wheats while the world is in hunger

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Vic Ukraine produce just much Wheat as Pakistan,China ,India Russia are the leading produce of wheat, followed by the US

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Despite these sanctions, it's the west which is going to suffer. They don't always work the way you intend them to work. USA has sanctioned Cuba for decades - and which country has free healthcare and higher education? You want wheat? Then ask USA. They seem to have solutions for everything. Just don't ask for baby formula.

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cleo:

You're quoting the Washington Post? Dear lord, who are you going to quote next? The BBC?

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 by Kyiv’s inability to ship millions of tons of grain and other agricultural products due to the conflict.

This is what Biden and the corporate MSM have been peddling but it’s just their war lies to make them look good and blame someone else for their failures, let Ukraine escape responsibility for stopping shipping when they mined their own harbors, meanwhile slow Biden now has to ship baby formula from the UK.

Since the beginning of the marketing year, Ukraine has exported more than 46.5 million tons of grains and legumes. In the first three weeks of May, 64,000 tons were exported, reported the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine. Thus, as of May 19, since the beginning of 2021/2022 MY, Ukraine has already exported 46.512 million tons of cereals and legumes. Exports were the following: wheat 18.542 million tons (in May – 16 thousand tons); barley – 5.676 million tons (8 thousand tons); rye – 161.9 thousand tons (none shipped in May); corn – 21.828 million tons (617 thousand tons in May). Also, during this period, 70.6 thousand tons of flour were exported (1.1 thousand tons in May).

https://ubn.news/despite-difficulties-exporting-goods-ukraine-has-exported-650000-tons-of-grain/

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Uktaine had left mines in the waters around the sea port where ships can come in to load goods for export. No ships will enter because they will not be insured if sunk by a mine.

Anyway, the wheat that the west says that Ukraine should send to other countries belongs to Ukraine to feed themselves, not anyone else. Russia is not to blame for any food crisis which was already happening before Russia went in to Ukraine. USA and Europe have no right to tell Ukraine what to do with their wheat.

If the USA etc. had not put sanctions on Russia, they would still be able to get, grain, Sunflower oil and fertilizer amongst other things which mostly comes from Russia.

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Peter14,I am a realistic ,it may be too little too late for Ukraine as far as Russian,they been doomed since the first day ,they were born

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The reason I do not feel sorry for the government of Ukraine,they exported death to others countries,by selling weapon to dictators in Africa and Asia , Ukraine had an ample supply of weapon,left over from the Soviet Union,they choose to sell ,instead of using them for their own security

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Russia doesn't have a food shortage. Other parts of the world may go hungry as Ukraine has effectively lost its ability to export. To export the grain by land would take most of the trucks in Europe. Mariupol port is now open and running so maybe Russia will restart the export.

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Putin is just exploiting Ukrainain insecurities,he see how dependent they are too be validated by the west for emotional support, Russian are just as insecure ,but Ukrainian do not know how too exploit theirs, Ukrainian are not sophisticated politically ,they have no knowledge,how American acts,only an American can really exploit another American, insecurities

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US getting ready to move too World WAR 2.5 by giving Ukraine rockets that hit Russia Google Ukraine MLRS

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