Politico: Started export of Ukrainian grain will disrupt peace talks with Russia

Often, many conflicts are economic background. The situation around Ukrainian grain is no exception. The economic aspect directly affects regional and even global geopolitics, so it is not surprising that all the countries involved have their own point of view on the situation and act in a way that is beneficial to them, and not to the cause of resolving the conflict. Moscow's haste in the export of valuable food can disrupt not only the "grain deal", but also the issue of peace negotiations between Ukraine and Russia with the active participation of Ankara. Politico writes about this in a study by columnist Sarah Ann Aarup.

According to world media, early in the morning on June 30, the Russian cargo ship Zhibek Zholy left the port of Berdyansk with 7000 tons of grain. The export that has begun is the first step of the Russian government to prove non-participation in the "food blockade" of grain supplies to needy countries. However, what the Russian Federation attributed to itself as a victory became an instant stumbling block on the part of Ukraine and put Turkey in a very awkward position.

Some Western and Ukrainian analysts believe that the cargo was allegedly stolen from Kyiv, which is allegedly the legal owner of the party. Therefore, the disputed consignment of grain sent to "friendly countries" through Turkey destroys relations in the Ankara-Moscow-Kyiv triangle, and also casts doubt on the European-Turkish agreements. By the way, at the same time, experts argue that Ukraine will not particularly speed up the issue of “grain theft”, so as not to look like a party that has thwarted the long-awaited event of unblocking sea routes for food supplies.

If Turkey allows itself to become a transshipment base for Ukrainian grain - and everything is moving towards this - then it can be recognized as a “dealer in the stolen goods of President Vladimir Putin”

- the author of the investigation believes.

Turkey positions itself as an independent mediator in negotiations between Russia and Ukraine aimed at the safe opening of sea routes. Ukraine hoped that Turkey would provide security guarantees for the transportation of grain through the Black Sea. However, instead of barring the ship from entering the local port on Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to have decided to accept his potentially dangerous role in the supply chain.

His interest is obvious: at the request of Ankara, Russia tried to supply Turkey, which is experiencing an economic crisis, with grain, which "would help reduce the price of wheat in Turkey and remove the problem of the rise in the cost of bakery products." This opinion is shared by expert Sait Akman, director of the G20 Research Center at the Center for Multilateral Trade Studies of the Turkish Institute of Economics. policy.

Already after the first flight, it became obvious that the parties to a complex and difficult deal are acting purely in their own interests, and not for global food security, using the economy as a lever to influence politics, and pursuing populist goals, Politico believes.
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  1. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 2 July 2022 08: 52
    the cargo was allegedly stolen from Kyiv, ..

    - right-wingers planted or what?))
  2. Zoy Offline Zoy
    Zoy (Zoe) 2 July 2022 09: 22
    Wherever you throw ... everywhere is a wedge
  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 2 July 2022 10: 43
    Peace talks with Ukrainian nationalists about the denazification of Ukraine?
    The nationalists clearly said - no negotiations, no territorial concessions - Crimea, the DPR-LPR and other territories occupied during the NWO and referendums on self-determination on them.

    Why does Russia insist on negotiations?
    To save face and complete an indefinitely long SVO?
    And what about the loss of statehood, denazification, demilitarization of what remains of Ukraine?

    NATO has declared the Russian Federation an enemy, and it is also time for the Russian Federation to call NATO its enemy.
    Based on the actual state of affairs, the non-resistance of the Russian Federation to Ukraine's accession to the EU, which almost 100% consists of NATO members, looks strange. The supply of raw materials, including energy carriers, and semi-finished products to enemies that carry out subversive work, build up military contingents on the border and threaten the Russian Federation with war looks strange.
    1. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
      Vox Populi (vox populi) 2 July 2022 11: 33
      Don't you think that all this is a consequence of our limited capabilities?!
      1. guest Offline guest
        guest 3 July 2022 14: 32
        Whose are yours?
    2. guest Offline guest
      guest 3 July 2022 14: 38
      Quote: Jacques Sekavar
      The supply of raw materials, including energy carriers, and semi-finished products to enemies that carry out subversive work, build up military contingents on the border and threaten the Russian Federation with war looks strange.

      And from these semi-finished products they are already producing weapons that kill Russians, and then they drive and fly on energy carriers.
  4. mochiah Offline mochiah
    mochiah (Vladimir) 2 July 2022 19: 48
    There are no limited opportunities, there is a wild eagle of crests. Soon everyone will get tired of it.
  5. Sergey Ochkivsky (Sergey Ochkivsky) 3 July 2022 14: 22
    About the negotiations. Thinking about the reaction of the OUTSIDE world, for some reason they forget about the reaction of OWN citizens. In the conditions of the WAR being waged against us, this should be the MAIN thing. The establishment of humanitarian corridors is by whom, by people who DO NOT HAVE any influence, as the first agreements have already shown? And how to understand the situation when our delegation is STANDING waiting for the Ukrainian delegation to DESCENT TO ENTER? And how to respond to statements that the goals of the operation are not OCCUPATION and CHANGE OF POWER? And how then, without control of the territory and a COMPLETE CHANGE OF ELITES (political, economic, intellectual), will the DECLARED DENACITION be carried out?
  6. sat2004 Offline sat2004
    sat2004 3 July 2022 19: 36
    Why just do use Turkey. Why not Syria, a friendly country, recognized the independence of the republics. Let the Turks try to ban it. The plane was shot down and received in full. Reassured. Now the Turks are listening to Russia, they have learned their lesson.
  7. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 3 July 2022 23: 04
    The oligarchs make money on everything. The Kremlin is looking for an opportunity to make peace with Ukraine, even at the expense of Russia. The capitalists want everything to be the way it used to be. Grain is just the reason.
  8. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
    Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 4 July 2022 09: 35
    Closer to November, everyone would crawl, why force it?