Putin Blames Europe’s ‘Stupid, Short-Sighted’ Policies For Provoking Energy & Food Crises

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Officials in Brussels continue to blame Russia for increasing energy and food costs as they simultaneously freeze joint Russian-European energy projects and reject Russian gas and oil deliveries.

On Friday another new package of sanctions, including plans to gradually phase out purchases of Russian crude oil was formally approved by the EU.

InfoWars reports: “European politicians’ short-sightedness, not Russia, provoked the energy crisis, and Russia is ready to take necessary measures to alleviate a global food crisis”, President Vladimir Putin has said.

“We see attempts to shift the blame for what is happening on the food market on Russia, but this is an attempt to pin the blame on someone else,” Putin said in an interview with Rossiya-1 on Friday. He recalled that contrary to Western politicians’ claims, problems on the global food market began during the COVID-19 pandemic, long before Russia kicked off its special military operation in Ukraine.

Putin also suggested that Ukraine’s role as a food commodity exporter is not as significant as its being made out to be by the West. “The world produces about 800 million tonnes of grain and wheat per year. Now we are told that Ukraine is ready to export 20 million tonnes. 20 million tonnes compared to the 800 million tonnes the world makes is 2.5 percent of that figure. But if we proceed from the fact that wheat makes up only 20 percent of the total food supply (and this is the reality, these are not our figures but those of the UN) this means that these 20 million tonnes of Ukrainian wheat make up 0.5 percent,” he said. He added that this “20 million tonnes” figure is the potential export figure, with Kiev’s real capabilities today below that.

Putin characterized Western countries’ decision to sanction Russian fertilizer producers as a “short-sighted, stupid and erroneous policy” which is “leading to a dead end.” He warned that due to sanctions, the situation on the world fertilizer market will worsen, with food prices subsequently expected to go up even further.

The same goes for energy, the Russian president said, noting that Western countries overestimated the possibilities of alternative sources of energy, and that Brussels’ “short-sighted” policies are behind the current price crunch.

Putin dismissed claims that Russia was supposedly trying to block the export of Ukrainian grain, calling the allegations a “bluff” and pointing out that the cheapest way to export Ukrainian grain would actually be to send them through Belarus, but that this would require the lifting of sanctions against Minsk. Kiev also still has access to ship grane up the Danube River, and through Poland, he said.

Putin called on Kiev to clear areas under its control of sea mines and deliberately sunk ships to ensure the safe export of food supplies, and indicated that Russia was finishing up work to clear areas under its control, and will be prepared to ensure the peaceful transport of goods and the entry of ships into Black and Azov Sea ports. He added that there are still dozens of foreign commercial vessels still trapped in Ukraine’s ports, and that their crews are effectively being held hostage.


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    • Elvis raped under aged kids his whole CBS lifetime award show but they make the dope junky OUT to be FN HERO selling nuclear war and hair glue bad doctors and bad medical treatments and addiction to undered aged KID`s including males

    • it was the first action of NATO on russia cut off the food belt which took russia centurys to build up the ukraina farmlands are RUSSIA`s and if you stole americans bread and butter you would die trying to get it back if the one% set you up for its all the west war stageing by NATO puppets and money mongers trying to wipe us off the face of the earth and get trillions doing it

  2. Every country under the NWO are going to deliberately starve their citizens. Russia seems like the only safe place to be. End times approaching fast! It won’t be about droughts causing it like I thought 30 years ago and like many other Christians. It’s going to be on purpose. Now you know why they REALLY want the guns. REX84 is about to become a reality.

    • Which will be done by rule of law..
      And did you notice the supermarkets building bollards at their front glass doors to prevent ram raids 20 years ago? Now you know why.

  3. Zlentsko stole the bread basket of russia for NATO when russia was too busy and Z had his small CHOO& took over the backlot bread basket of RUSSIA.Which RUSSIA built UP into the super food production farms the west is now buzzy aboot.IT took RUSSIA centurys to BUILD the UCRIANia FOOD BELT but the west thinks that russia should`nt eat and should back away from the most hatedZ in russia and half of the world-.Russia has to take back the ukrianian feilds for food or die as the supply chain is cut off due to NATO goading a worldwide war to stave russian babys to death

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