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putin attacks the Global South again
putin kills children in the Global South
Spoiler: The little person, who locks up fifteen-year old schoolgirls for holding signs saying “No to war” but not Prigozhin who threatened to topple him, attacked the poorest and most vulnerable people on the Earth again. The children in the Global South. His refusal to prolong the Black Sea grain agreement has led to increasing prices of grain.
More children will die in continents and countries with a relatively large share of poor households. More families will be poor. Increased poverty is associated with less nutrition, shorter life expectance and higher natal mortality numbers. Putin kills people today and in the future. In addition to that, his war will lead to fewer births. The number of unborn children due the little person’s war increases again.
putin has also been whining about sanctions on muscovy and that the “collective West” is using unlawful and unfair sanctions against muscovy. Yada, yada, yada. We all know that the little person lies.
putin is a liar, don’t be like putin.
Not only did putin lie and refuse to prolong the Black Sea grain agreement, he also fired missiles at Ukrainian ports and destroyed 60,000 tons of grain. Furthermore, he threatened to attack every ship that tried to reach Ukrainian ports. That is what a war criminal does. And a war criminal ignores the effects on world market prices of grain. In the above link, BBC reports that.
Wheat prices on the European stock exchange soared by 8.2% on Wednesday from the previous day, to €253.75 (£219.78) per tonne, while corn prices were up 5.4%.
US wheat futures jumped 8.5% on Wednesday, their highest daily rise since just after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
You can read a lot of what putin whines about and regarding the grain agreement. He lies. He lies about russian grain and fertilizers being sanctioned which
I covered in the post above.
The post is full of links to sanctions on sanctioning countries’ government web sites. More sanctions have been added since i wrote that post but I haven’t updated the links. I don’t need to. The sanctioning countries do not impost sanctions that would hurt poor countries.
putin and his army of trolls have also lied about the destinations of Ukrainain grain. According to the lies, only a few percent have reached countries in the Global South. That is not true and what more is, it doesn’t matter!
The reason is this. putin’s fullscale war against Ukraine that began on 24 Februry 2022 decreased the supply of grain on the world markets. The Black Sea grain agreement led to an increased supply of grain from Ukraine. That lowered the prices on the world markets. It would have lowered the prices for the Globa South even if all of Ukraine’s grain supply would have been bought by Norway. If not, Norwegian demand for grain would have competed with the demand from the Global South for a smaller supply.
This is obvious for all and everyone. Still, the pathetic muscovy lies are repeated on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Mastodon and what ever.
For those that are interested in facts about the Black Sea grain agreement, UN has set up a web site with data of the shipments and illustrations.
Here it is.
And here is a map by the UN showing destinations for grain from Ukraina.
As you can see, kremlin’s lies about only a few percent of Ukrainian grain are easily dismissed by UN’s map. For those that want to calculate the percentage reaching different destinations of Ukrainian grain, the UN web site contains the necessary data.