Russia suspends participation in grain deal after Ukrainian attack

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      jbnw
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      Moscow has halted its compliance with a grain deal with Kiev, brokered by the UN and Türkiye, after Ukraine launched a major drone attack on ships involved in securing safe passage for agricultural cargo, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on Saturday.

      In a post on its Telegram channel, the ministry said Russia “is suspending its participation in the implementation of agreements on the export of agricultural products from Ukrainian ports”.

      It explained that the move was prompted by “a terror attack” against the ships of the Black Sea Fleet and civilian vessels involved in ensuring the security of the grain corridor. The ministry also alleged that the bombing was organized with the involvement of British military.

      The UK Defence Ministry has denied any involvement in the Ukrainian drone attack on the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, claiming that Moscow “is resorting to peddling false claims of an epic scale” in an effort to distract the global community from “their disastrous handling of the illegal invasion of Ukraine.”

      https://www.rt.com/russia/565588-russia-suspends-grain-deal/


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      djean111
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      Seems like just another Zelensky dick move, or else a US/NATO/UK/EU dick move.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

      A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

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      Joe Shlabotnik
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      I think the deal was supposed to end in November anyway, but the notion that Ukrainian grain not getting to market was going to cause mass hunger in the 3rd world was always bullshit. Almost all of the grain went to the west, and since Neo-lib market reforms allowed for mass foreign ownership of Ukrainian farm land, it just lined the pockets of multinational corporations. Exporting by train was too slow and risky for western looters. I think Russia produces more grain than Ukraine anyway, but that was not allowed to market due to SWIFT sanctions.

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        djean111
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        America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

        "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

        A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

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        Joe Shlabotnik
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        Food prices in UK could rocket even more after Putin blocked Black Sea grain exports from Ukraine: Hard-pressed Britons face paying even more for bread, pasta and wheat products

        Britons have been warned that already rocketing food prices could go up even further after Russia blocked grain supplies from Ukraine.

        The agreement had already allowed more than nine million tonnes of Ukrainian grain to be exported and was due to be renewed on November 19.

        The blockade places further pressure on the already escalating price of wheat products across Europe. In the UK, nearly all bread and pasta items have risen in inflation by double digits, with some up by as much as 63.6 per cent.

        Latest figures from the Grocery Price Index show Hovis wholemeal thick bread rose from £1.05 per loaf in October last year to £1.41 (34.3 per cent) this month, while Sainsbury’s toastie thick white bread increased from 55p to 80p (45.5 per cent) and Village Bakery went from 49p to 69p (40.8 per cent).

        From: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11370335/Food-prices-UK-rocket-Putin-blocked-Black-Sea-grain-exports-Ukraine.html

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