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  • Notice Something – EU Tells Member States They Must Accept Massive Grain and Agriculture Harvest From Ukraine Even if Market Price Collapses

    04/17/2023 4:07:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    This is one of those reality moments when a few more people might scratch their puzzlers and, if we are lucky, possibly awaken themselves to the reality of World War Reddit. It was not long ago when MSM headlines were all about how Russia was to blame for starving people around the world as a result of Ukraine farming shortages caused by war. As the narrative was told, specifically as it reflected in massive food inflation, the EU and corporate media said the global grain market was missing the farm output from Ukraine, ergo grain prices skyrocketed; ie. Russia bad....
  • Russia U-turn on Ukraine grain shipments –rejoins deal

    11/02/2022 7:44:50 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 31 replies
    SC Morning Post ^ | 11/2/2022 | AFP
    Grain export shipments from Ukraine resumed on Wednesday as Russia said it was rejoining a deal brokered by the UN and Türkiye to establish a safe Black Sea corridor. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told parliament that “shipments will continue from 12pm today as planned”, after a call between the Russian and Turkish defence ministers.
  • Brain Freeze: Joe Biden Refers to Ongoing War in Iraq Because ‘That’s Where My Son Died’

    11/01/2022 2:05:46 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1 Nov 2022 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Joe Biden misspoke during a speech in Florida on Tuesday, speaking about the ongoing “war in Iraq” and also claimed it was where his son died. “Inflation is a worldwide problem right now because of a war in Iraq and the impact on oil and what Russia’s doing, excuse me, the war in Ukraine,” Biden said. “I’m thinking of Iraq because that’s where my son died,” he added, as an excuse for the verbal slip. Although Beau Biden served in Iraq, he did not die there. He died in 2015 at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Maryland after...
  • Zelenskyy Visits Port as Ukraine Prepares to Ship Out Grain: Ukraine's President Hails Loading Of 1st Grain Export Ship As UN Deal Holds So Far

    07/29/2022 7:48:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    AP via US News and World Report ^ | 07/29/2022 | INNA VARENYTSIA, Associated Press
    ODESA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited a Black Sea port Friday as crews prepared terminals to export grain trapped by Russia’s five-month-old war, work that was inching forward a week after a deal was struck to allow critical food supplies to flow to millions of impoverished people facing hunger worldwide. “The first vessel, the first ship is being loaded since the beginning of the war,” Zelenskyy said at a port in the Odesa region. He said, however, that the departure of wheat and other grain will begin with several ships that were already loaded but could not...
  • Mysterious Missiles Strike Grain Facility at Ukraine Port One Day After Russia and Ukraine Sign Grain Export Deal

    07/23/2022 4:07:32 PM PDT · by Mariner · 101 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 23rd, 2022 | Sundance
    Let me say from the outset, with a degree of specific assurance we generally reserve for other matters, Russia had nothing to do with the targeting of a grain facility in the port city of Odesa. Geopolitically and strategically, such an action would be against their interests. These events have the smell of the U.S. State Dept and CIA all over them.Start by first reviewing the agreement between Russia and Ukraine that was announced yesterday. July 22 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine signed a landmark deal on Friday to reopen Ukrainian Black Sea ports for grain exports, raising hopes that...
  • Ukraine and Russia sign deal to allow grain exports from blockaded Black Sea ports amid growing fears of global food catastrophe

    07/22/2022 10:26:33 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/22/22 | Katie Anthony and John Haltiwanger
    Russia and Ukraine came to an agreement to allow grain exports from blockaded Black Sea ports.The deal is aimed to help avoid a "food shortage catastrophe."The Secretary-General of the UN called the deal a "beacon of hope, possibility & relief."
  • Preliminary agreement reached between Russia, Ukraine on food exports, 3 ports opened

    07/14/2022 1:20:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    fox ^ | July 14, 2022 7:49am EDT | By Caitlin McFall
    Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Wednesday that a breakthrough had been reached in the agreements and a coordination center would be established in Turkey that will oversee the comings and goings of merchant vessels. Officials from Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the U.N. will be involved in the coordinating efforts, the minister said. According to the preliminary plan, Russia would agree to a cease-fire to allow three Ukrainian ports to be opened in the Black Sea to allow for safe passage, first reported by the Wall Street Journal. The merchant ships would be escorted by Ukrainian naval vessels which would...
  • Russia retreats from Snake Island & exclusive interview with the Klitschko brothers

    07/06/2022 11:42:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Telegraph, Ukraine: The Latest Blog ^ | Day 127 | David Knowles, et al.
    Day 127. Today, we discuss the Russian retreat from Snake Island, get the latest from the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid, and we interrogate the CCTV from the site of the strike on the mall in Kremenchuk. Plus, an exclusive interview with the Klitschko brothers.
  • US, China Blame Each Other Over Food Insecurity

    06/20/2022 10:19:01 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 12 replies
    voa ^ | June 12, 2022 | Kate Bartlett
    Food insecurity is rising globally because of the war in Ukraine, according to experts, with Africa expected to be hit the hardest. The world’s superpowers, China and the U.S., say they are trying to mitigate the fallout but at the same time are accusing each other of exacerbating the crisis. A state newspaper, The China Daily, placed blame for the situation partially on Washington, saying: “Food prices have reached an all-time high, as Russian and Ukrainian grain exports are hindered by port disruptions and Western sanctions.” The U.S., for its part, has accused China of hoarding, after President Xi Jinping...
  • Ukraine Grain Shippers Carve Out Alternative Export Routes via Baltic Sea

    06/17/2022 5:11:17 AM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 6-17-2022
    Photograph: Grain falls from a combine harvester into a truck during a wheat harvest in Chernihiv, Ukraine. Photo credit: Vincent Mundy/BloombergUkrainian grain shippers have carved out a fresh export route — via the Baltic Sea — to send their crops abroad. The country has been hunting for alternative paths for its crops as the war with Russia cuts off vital shipments from ports dotting the Black Sea, stoking global food prices and raising worries over hunger. Producers have resorted to sales by land instead, ferrying grain by railway, road and river to European Union neighbors. An initial Ukrainian corn cargo...
  • Ukraine says will not demine Odessa port to export grain

    06/09/2022 11:04:56 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 57 replies
    AFP ^ | June 8, 2022
    Ukraine said Wednesday it would not demine waters around the Black Sea port of Odessa to allow for grain to be exported, citing the threat of Russian attacks on the city. “The moment we clear access to the port of Odessa, the Russian fleet will be there,” spokesman for the regional administration Sergiy Bratchuk said in a video statement on social media. He said that Russia “dreams of parachuting troops” into the city and that Moscow’s army “wants to attack” Odessa. The Turkish and Russian foreign ministers were meeting in Ankara Wednesday to discuss the creation of security corridor to...
  • U.S. Warns Starving African Nations to Not Buy Grain Stolen by Russia

    06/08/2022 8:01:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    newsweek. ^ | 6/6/22 AT 11:48 PM EDT | JAKE THOMAS ON
    Combined, Ukraine and Russia produce nearly 30 percent of the world's wheat and barley, as well as a fifth of the world's corn and over half of its sunflower oil, according to the United Nations. The United Nations' World Food Programme announced in an April report that the number of people experiencing acute hunger will rise by 33 million to 47 million people because of the conflict in Ukraine. The report expects countries in sub-Saharan Africa to be the most affected by the disruption. Africa relies on Russia and Ukraine for more than 40 percent of its wheat imports. Tanzania,...
  • Did The Russian Navy Really “Retreat” 100 Kilometers From The Ukrainian Coast?

    06/07/2022 5:12:36 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 6-7-2022
    Since progress is reportedly being made on the Russian-Turkish talks to open up a “grain corridor” in the Black Sea, it makes sense why Moscow might have ordered its naval forces to pull back a bit to show that it’s negotiating in good faith, although there hasn’t yet been any confirmation from the Kremlin about this. Kiev claimed that its forces coerced the Russian navy to “retreat” 100 kilometers from the Ukrainian Coast, though this development hasn’t been independently confirmed. In the event that there’s any credibility to Moscow’s reported naval movements, then it’s unlikely that they were done under...
  • Turkey, Russia Agree To De-Mining Operation In Ukrainian Ports To Erect ‘Grain Corridor’

    06/06/2022 12:39:43 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 6-5-2022
    For days the United Nations has been in (so far unsuccessful) talks on cobbling together an agreement on plans to unblock Black Sea grain exports from Ukrainian ports, including controversial discussions with Russia, which has stood accused of ‘weaponizing’ global food supply with its military blockade of key ports. Moscow has in turn charged that Ukraine said ports, making tanker traffic impossible, while also saying the West must ease sanctions if it hopes to get crucial grain exports flowing again. UN officials have said President Vladimir Putin’s offer to lift the blockade if sanctions are dropped is “complicating” the already...
  • Putin says Ukrainian grain can be exported through Belarus

    06/03/2022 11:18:19 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/3/22 | Reuters
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday denied Moscow was preventing Ukrainian ports from exporting grain and said the best solution would be to ship it through Belarus, as long as sanctions on that country were lifted.Putin, saying reports of a Russian export ban were "a bluff", told national television that Western nations were trying to cover up their own policy mistakes by blaming Russia for problems on the global food market.
  • Russian-controlled Kherson region in Ukraine starts grain exports to Russia - TASS

    05/30/2022 12:24:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 30, 2022
    "We have space to store (the new crop) although we have a lot of grain here. People are now partially taking it out, having agreed with those who buy it from the Russian side," said Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the Military-Civilian Administration. Stremousov was also cited as saying the administration was working on the supplies of sunflower seeds to local and Russian processing plants.
  • US General Floats Military Options to Help Export Ukrainian Grain

    05/27/2022 6:23:40 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    Zubu eothers ^ | 5-27-2022 | Dave DeCamp via,
    The US general nominated to be the next commander of NATO suggested in a Senate hearing on Thursday that he may offer military options to facilitate grain exports from Ukraine and help break Russia’s blockade of Ukraine’s southern coast. When asked what NATO could do about Russia’s blockade, Gen. Christopher Cavoli, who currently serves as the commander of US Army Forces in Europe and Africa, said if he’s confirmed, he would “provide the military options required by our civilian leaders.” “Clearly the way we would approach that would have to be a whole of government approach, which may or may...
  • Russia Ready To Help Solve Global Food Crisis, On One Condition

    05/26/2022 7:39:28 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-26-2022
    Italy says it’s working to intervene diplomatically with Russia to allow Ukrainian ports to open amid a growing global wheat and food supply crisis, given some 30% of the world’s wheat comes from war-ravaged Ukraine and Russia. This culminated in a Thursday phone call between Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Russian President Vladimir Putin, wherein the Italian leader is believed to have pressed Putin to order his military to unblock Black Sea ports. A statement from the Kremlin following the call said “Vladimir Putin emphasizes that the Russian Federation is ready to make a significant contribution to overcoming the food...
  • Russia says civil vessels may use Mariupol port, mine danger lifted

    05/26/2022 10:57:11 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/26/22 | Gleb Garanich
    Civil vessels may safely use the Azov Sea port of Mariupol in Ukraine as the danger from mines has been eliminated, the Russian defence ministry said on Thursday. It said a maritime humanitarian corridor was opened on Wednesday in the Azov Sea. ...
  • UK Backs Plan to Escort Grain Ships Past Russia’s Naval Blockade of Ukraine

    05/24/2022 11:50:36 PM PDT · by blam · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-25-2022 | Oliver JJ Lane
    The United Kingdom supports a proposal by Lithuania to recruit an international fleet of naval warships to break the Russian blockade of Ukraine which is preventing the export of huge amounts of grain to the rest of the world. Millions of tons of grain are stuck inside Ukraine and without it, levels of world hunger are considered highly likely to rise and may even trigger another migrant crisis. Such is the background to the suggestion by Lithuania that a so-called “coalition of the willing” of warships outside the structures of NATO,/B> could work together on getting food out of Ukraine’s...