There is quite a bit of over the top rhetoric- Like “Russia is going to starve the world again” CEPA “The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy institution based in Washington DC, focused on strengthening the transatlantic alliance through cutting-edge research, analysis, and programs” An Atlantacist NGO, so you know there will be slant, bias, rhetoric used to inflame and deceive. However, based on how little grain was actually cleared it’s not likely the world will starve. Of course no mention of the impediments to Russian grain shipments- never mind
Only 1.3 million cubic tons of Ukrainian grain were exported in May, and less than two ships a day were cleared in early June, compared to 10 daily last September
Now Russia has declared that it is exiting the deal and, further, that every merchant ship going to Ukrainian ports will be considered a potential carrier of military cargo (and hence a legitimate target).
Which implies that the claimed democratic nations of the West have been impeding any hope of salvaging this deal and getting grain out to all the starving people of the world. That’s because they are looking to force the hand of other nations. Other nations that have been reluctant to jump aboard the sanctions train.
Oh my goodness the spin is just over the top! Never any talk from the west about diplomacy. Just more war.
Russia pounded Ukraine’s southern cities with drones and missiles for a third consecutive night Thursday, keeping Odesa in the Kremlin’s crosshairs
Russia has targeted Ukrainian critical grain export infrastructure since it vowed “retribution” this week for an attack that damaged a crucial bridge between Russia and the Moscow-annexed Crimean Peninsula.
The Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement that it targeted “production shops and storage sites for unmanned boats” in Odesa and the nearby city of Chornomorsk. In the Mykolaiv area, the Russian military claimed to have destroyed Ukraine’s fuel infrastructure facilities and ammunition depots.
Neither sides’ claims could be independently verified.
The US is pushing this conflict further along into a potentially catastrophic direction- This could have been settled up, diplomatically, last year in March. Save for US meddling.
-Russia is saying the grain deal can be restarted as long as the Ukraine and US start holding up their agreements– I’m not getting the impression the US is interested in the grain deal working as it should. Since they never have.
I opted to spell Odessa with two SS’s today- Sometimes it’s shown with one and other times two. Not exactly sure why?