Famine or the War’s Sponsorship

by Olha Povaliaieva
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Famine or the War’s Sponsorship

The US is working with other countries to prevent Russia from buying stolen grain from Ukraine

On June 14, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre spoke about the non-weapons front of the work on world order against the backdrop of war.

"We are working with other countries to prevent the sale of grain that was most likely stolen in Ukraine," Karine Jean-Pierre.

It is known that US diplomats have made contact with representatives of 14 countries that have expressed a desire to buy stolen Ukrainian grain from Russia. The US has informed these countries that the grain Russia is trying to sell them is stolen from Ukraine.

"Russia and Ukraine normally supply about 40% of wheat needs in Africa, where prices for the grain have risen 23% in the past year, the United Nations says. In the Horn of Africa region, a devastating drought has left 17 million people hungry, mostly in parts of Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya, according to the United Nations. More than 200.000 people in Somalia are on the brink of famine," The New York Times. 

Against the background of such an acute crisis, many countries are unlikely to support Ukraine and buy grain from Putin. This automatically means support for the war: after all, Russia will send the proceeds to weapons for the genocide of Ukrainians. Says Hasan Hanneje, director of the HORN International institute for strategic studies in Kenya.

"This is not a dilemma. Africans don't care where they get their food from, and if someone is going to moralize about that, they are mistaken," Hassan Khannenje.

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