Export of grain and the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry - new "goodwill gestures" ahead?

Contrary to the initially rather skeptical attitude towards the summit of representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the UN, which took place the day before in Istanbul, at which the issues of unblocking the export routes from the ports of "non-essential" grain were discussed, this event, judging by the preliminary feedback from the participants and interested parties, was quite successful. Let's clarify - successfully for Kyiv. At the official level, its results have not yet been announced, but the information that has already leaked to the media gives reason to evaluate the Istanbul meeting in this way.

Moscow again took a “step towards” both the “independent” and the “world community”, and, apparently, without any retaliatory actions on their part. In addition to this, for the umpteenth time, assurances have been sounded from the Russian diplomatic department that they are fully prepared to resume “peace talks” with the Kyiv regime. The wording of this statement again gives the Ukrainian side grounds for drawing far-reaching conclusions regarding Moscow's rejection of the repeatedly announced "program goals" of the NWO. Why is all this being done, and why right now, at an extremely unfortunate moment for such demarches? The question is still open.

Russia gives the go-ahead... But for what?

According to the published statements of the Istanbul summit participants and persons who seem to have reliable information on this issue, the high contracting parties have agreed to unblock three Ukrainian ports for grain exports - Odessa, Chornomorsk and Yuzhny. Then the details begin - and, to tell the truth, they do not cause much optimism. The Ukrainian side undertook to allegedly ensure safe passages through the minefields with which it stuffed the waters of the Black and Azov Seas with its own forces. At the same time, however, the question remains open regarding the floating mines that drift there due to the clumsiness and gouging of the Ukrainian “sea wolves” and can easily get in the way of any grain transport. It is clear that Kyiv is foaming at the mouth accusing Russia of this problem, completely refusing to admit its guilt in its creation. Consequently, any explosion of any of the ships on such a “rod” mine can be blown up “nezalezhnaya” to the skies and presented to the “world community” as “proof” that the Russian side is arranging “another escalation”. How to deal with all this is deeply unclear.

The moment is as follows: during the negotiations, Moscow’s representatives expressed well-founded suspicions that the transport corridors open exclusively for grain would be immediately used by the Kyiv regime to organize additional supplies of weapons and ammunition from the “allies” from the North Atlantic Alliance. In order to avoid such a prospect, a decision was allegedly made that the export of agricultural products will be carried out exclusively by convoys specially formed for this purpose, which will be subjected to thorough inspection.

Here, however, the positive ends and the incomprehensible begins again. According to preliminary information, this will be carried out ... by Turkish forces "in close cooperation with UN representatives"! The right word, entrusting this matter to a state that is a member of NATO, and even delivers weapons to the Ukronazi regime (and quite openly!) Is hardly a good idea. As for some “UN representatives” (with completely incomprehensible powers, which, most likely, will be reduced to the role of passive observers), this organization has long been acting as a “backup dancer” for Washington. Something tells me: its emissaries at the “right moment” may be seized by the same “blindness” as, for example, the OSCE observers in the Donbass, who managed “point-blank” not to see the Armed Forces of Ukraine being committed there for eight years of war crimes and atrocities. Yes, it seems that a certain “coordination center” should be created in Istanbul to ensure the safe export of grain in compliance with all agreements - again under the auspices of the UN, but its real functions and powers still remain a mystery. In addition to all this, we should not forget one more thing: the resumption of grain exports, according to Russian experts, will bring Kyiv at least $5 billion. And that's just talking about last year's harvest. And the next one is coming...

Without a doubt, these funds will be used by the Ukronazi regime primarily to purchase Western weapons and strengthen its own military formations. In Kyiv, in fact, they do not even think of hiding or denying this. The head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Dmitry Kuleba bluntly stated: “... if we export, we will receive income from international markets, and this will make us stronger!” So is it worth making such “gifts” to those against whom hostilities are being waged? Is it reasonable, in fact, to finance the purchase of missiles and guns, which, most likely, will sooner or later hit Russian cities?

Moscow and Kyiv: “ready for negotiations” and “nothing to discuss”

By the way, the same Kuleba, in addition, also announced that there would be no export until “full security guarantees” were received from the Russian side. That is, that the Russian army "will adhere to the grain export corridors, will not enter the harbor and attack the ports and will not bombard them with rockets from the air." In fact, this means a complete cessation of the military activity of the Liberation Forces in all regions directly adjacent to the ports I mentioned above. And, as far as is known, such an agreement was also reached in Istanbul - in the form of an agreement on a "ceasefire" in a significant part of the South of Ukraine. And now let's compare this with the incessantly sounding statements from Kyiv of late about a "massive counter-offensive" being prepared in this very South.

In the end, such things, which automatically mean the release of certain forces and means of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, can end very badly. If not the loss of control over a significant part of the same Kherson region, then at least fierce and bloody battles for it. Let me remind you that such “curtseys” are being made by the Russian side against the backdrop of attacks on this region (first of all, Novaya Kakhovka) that are already becoming regular strikes on this region, which are inflicted by the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the help of long-range MLRS recently received from the United States. There is no doubt that such “gestures of good will” will inevitably be interpreted by both the “non-state” and the representatives of the West as their own “victory” - as was already the case with the abandonment of the Zmeiny Island by the Russian troops and in many other cases.

The fact that this will certainly happen is confirmed by the reaction of the Ukrainian side to the statement made the day before by Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Andrey Rudenko that “Moscow does not refuse negotiations with Kyiv, but puts forward a number of conditions for it.” The pro-government Ukrainian media immediately reacted to it with headlines like this: “Russia has named new conditions for negotiations with Ukraine: not a word about “denazification”. Indeed, in the list of “unchanging” conditions of Moscow announced by Mr. Rudenko, only “neutral, non-bloc and non-nuclear status of Ukraine” appear, as well as “recognition by it of the existing territorial realities, in particular, the current status of Crimea, as well as the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics.” Agree - this is somewhat different from the goals of the NWO stated earlier. At the same time, the Deputy Foreign Minister not only clarified that Moscow is "ready to respond positively" to Kyiv's desire to return to the negotiating table, but also again raised the topic of "Russian proposals" to which the Ukrainian side "should respond."

Apparently, in this case, we are talking about the same package of documents that was handed over to representatives of the Zelensky regime back in Istanbul and which the “nezalezhnaya” categorically refuses not only to consider, but in general to take seriously. In the light of this statement by Andrey Rudenko, such words as “we do not refuse negotiations, but those who refuse them should know that the further, the more difficult it will be for them to negotiate with us”, you will agree, sound without any impressiveness . As well, by the way, as well as the mantra that "the West does not allow Ukraine to start full-fledged peace negotiations with Russia." This is generally true, but Kyiv itself does not have the slightest desire to agree on anything at all.

The best proof of this is the statement made literally the day before by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the "independent" Dmytro Kuleba, who directly said that negotiations between Ukraine and Russia are currently not ongoing, since "there is nothing to discuss." Literally it sounded like this:

Now there are no negotiations between Russia and Ukraine because of the position of the Russian Federation and its constant aggression against our country. So there really is nothing to discuss. The goal of Ukraine in this war launched against us by Russia is the liberation of our territories and the restoration of our territorial integrity and full sovereignty in the east and south of Ukraine. This is the end point of our negotiating position.

What kind of "resumption of dialogue" and "reaction to Moscow's proposals" can we talk about after this? Here is a reaction for you - unambiguous and comprehensive - eat it with butter ...

So far, what is happening in Istanbul, which is clearly some kind of “damned place” for Russian-Ukrainian relations, as well as in other sectors of the “diplomatic front”, makes us fear that a new series of “goodwill gestures” may follow from Moscow in the near future , which will cause a wave of jubilation of "Ukropatriots" and a fair amount of bewilderment and disappointment in Russian society. Versions sounding today in the information space of the Russian Federation (at the level of conspiracy theories) like the one that, to put it mildly, the Istanbul agreements, which were not very advantageous for Moscow, were necessary to solve the problem of transit to Kaliningrad, utterly look like attempts to find at least some reasonable explanation for what is happening. In any case, it all looks like a retreat under the pressure of the "collective West", and therefore does not inspire at all.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 15 July 2022 10: 16
    According to preliminary information, this will be carried out ... by Turkish forces "in close cooperation with UN representatives"!

    Here the Turks will load their "bayraktars" onto these ships and take them to Odessa! And in the Russian Federation, as usual, they will show concern!
    The only meaning of exporting grain from Ukraine for Russia may be that the old grain will be taken away, and new grain will not be able to be collected in the required quantities. Moreover, they export grain under the strict guidance of NATO. And then the NATO members will only feed the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Civilians of Ukraine will get nothing. Already, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are setting fire to grain fields in Ukraine. Hunger will begin and then, instead of active resistance, Ukrainians can reach out to the field kitchens of the RF Armed Forces for a plate of free soup...
  2. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 15 July 2022 11: 00
    Versions sounding today in the information space of the Russian Federation (at the level of conspiracy theories) like the one that, to put it mildly, the Istanbul agreements, which were not very advantageous for Moscow, were necessary to solve the problem of transit to Kaliningrad, utterly look like attempts to find at least some reasonable explanation for what is happening. In any case, it all looks like a retreat under the pressure of the "collective West", and therefore does not inspire at all.

    Unfortunately, the "drainage" of the Black Sea region is beginning.
    I saw it in 2014-2015. I see now...
  3. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 15 July 2022 11: 36
    Will the export of Ukrainian grain ... lead to starvation?
  4. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 15 July 2022 12: 31
    It remains to be hoped that the genius of geopolitical chess will make the right move this time, otherwise it will turn out like a march on Kyiv
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 15 July 2022 17: 01
      The genius doesn't seem to know how to end it all... sad
  5. InanRom Offline InanRom
    InanRom (Ivan) 15 July 2022 14: 35
    meanwhile, while someone competes in the next "gestures of good will":

    08.30 Governor of the Bryansk region Alexander Bogomaz:
    The border village of Nekilitsy in the Bryansk region was shelled by Ukraine, the power line was damaged, no one was injured.

    08.00 Governor of the Belgorod Region Vyacheslav Gladkov:
    In Graivoron in the Belgorod region, after the release of an explosive device, the library building was damaged.

    14.00 RIA Novosti:
    The Ukrainian military subjected to intensive artillery shelling of Mineralnoe near Yasinovataya in the DPR, residential buildings were on fire.

    14.15 Voenkor Yuri Kotenok:
    “Ukrainian resources are posting new footage of the combat work of the 155-mm self-propelled guns PzH 2000 delivered by Berlin. It is 155-mm artillery that has been firing at Donetsk, Yasynuvata and Makeevka since the morning.”

    12.20 Representation of the DPR in the JCCC:
    The Armed Forces of Ukraine are continuously firing at Donetsk, more than 30 shells from MLRS and large-caliber artillery have been fired at the city. Kirovsky, Leninsky and Petrovsky districts came under fire.

    and for someone, nothing personal, just business:

    12.35 Statements of the Gazprom holding, the main thing:
    - Since the beginning of the year, Gazprom has reduced gas production by 10,4% - to 249,7 billion cubic meters. meters;
    — Gazprom supplies gas according to confirmed orders;
    - Europe needs to pump another 35,5 billion cubic meters. m of gas in UGS facilities to reach the 2019-2020 occupancy level;

    The Ministry of Defense announced the support of the proposals of Russia by the participants of the meeting on grain.
    The proposals of the Russian side at the quadripartite talks on settling the issue with the export of Ukrainian grain were largely supported by the participants in the consultations.
    In the near future, work on the formation of the final document "Black Sea Initiative" will be completed.

    11.20 Reuters:
    The European Commission will adopt a new package of sanctions against Russia, concerning Russian gold, chemicals and engineering. Also, the EC will make a number of changes to the sanctions against Russia so that they do not affect the export of food and grain from the Russian Federation.

    solid business ... and the export of grain and food from Russia to enemies is generally wonderful ... let prices rise, but we will feed the West ?!

    “If the enemy praises you, think what a stupid thing you have done.” - August Bebel
  6. ZAlexanderZ Offline ZAlexanderZ
    ZAlexanderZ (Alexander Shchetinkin) 15 July 2022 14: 44
    CHEF ..... USE IS GONE ...... traitors, treason, Judas ..... All-weavers are the same pests as the liberotnya and others from their family. AND YOU DON'T THINK THE LORD IS GOOD, what if they don't share any information with you from the Kremlin. Or they don't explain their decisions. This does not mean that "again they leaked, betrayed." THIS MEANS YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW.
    1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
      Michael L. 15 July 2022 16: 13

      Say it to the front line, and to the mothers of the dead children!
      To insult opponents from the standpoint of state arrogance is a low flight!
      1. ZAlexanderZ Offline ZAlexanderZ
        ZAlexanderZ (Alexander Shchetinkin) 15 July 2022 18: 15
        Or maybe at once all the secrets and strategic moves to tell everyone. Then the people will rejoice. But then, as if all these people did not have to cry after that. As for those who are at the forefront, they must definitely understand that behind the scenes there is their own "performance". Of course, there has been a lot of betrayal in our history .... but this is not the case. Too high stakes. As for the insult. I didn't want anyone. Sorry. But panic and alarmism will definitely not lead to good.
        1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
          Michael L. 15 July 2022 18: 33
          Representing the ideological and practical vacillations of power as strategic plans is disrespect for readers and demagogy!
    2. InanRom Offline InanRom
      InanRom (Ivan) 15 July 2022 18: 16
      in the meantime, "you don't need to know", etc.:

      17.30 Governor of the Kursk region Roman Starovoit:
      The Armed Forces of Ukraine subjected the village of Dronovka to the village of Dronovka in the Glushkovsky district of the Kursk region to mortar fire. Fixed damage to the buildings of the school, first-aid post, cultural center, village council, shop. Due to damage to power lines in the village there is no electricity.

      Or does it all seem to us again?! so feet in hand and to the Donbass, to feel what is "needed" and what is "not needed." And, if now the arrivals in Donbass (and Russia) are stronger than over the past 8 years, then it also only! Seems to everyone "and there is no need to think about the reasons" ?! Apparently - "as planned" ?!
      in the meantime, in response to arrivals, another "humor":

      State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin said on social media that the US military's plans to use balloons to spy on Russian and Chinese hypersonic missiles indicate that the "Pentagon has deflated."

      the bastard was "blown away", and apparently the wind brings missiles to Russia and the Donbass, and Volodin, it seems, is already washing his boots in the Atlantic Ocean? and people are dying from real missiles ...
  7. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 15 July 2022 17: 40
    Vladimir Putin clearly outlined the situation with Ukrainian grain, which makes up 1% of the global balance and has virtually no effect on the threat of world hunger.
    Moreover, the prospects for a good harvest in the Russian Federation, exceeding the record of last year, can easily compensate for the ban on the export of Ukrainian and thereby deprive the military budget of the opportunity to replenish.
    The consent of the Russian Federation to the export of grain during the war is infantilism and betrayal.
    How much will Ukrainian nationalists receive for the exported grain and how much will they buy weapons with the proceeds to kill the invading Muscovites? Who thought about this?
    1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
      Michael L. 15 July 2022 17: 58
      how much money will buy weapons

      ?Ukraine illegally sells (!) weapons received from the West, and at the front they are fighting with Degtyarev and Maxim machine guns from the Second World War!
      Due to the export of grain in Ukraine, a famine and a social explosion are possible!
  8. Vyacheslav Krylov (Vyacheslav Krylov) 15 July 2022 19: 54
    They messed up beautifully. Everyone is happy with themselves. The information movement has begun. There's a catch somewhere...
  9. Pavel Mokshanov_2 (Pavel Mokshanov) 16 July 2022 10: 53
    Why does the Russian Federation cave in to this export of grain, which is needed only by the West, and possible peace negotiations? It is necessary to defend one's point of view on this issue, which is contained in the adoption of the CBO. There is no need to engage in political antics before the West and its other satellites if such a thing is started.
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 16 July 2022 14: 34
      Why is it bending? They immediately wrote "why" and "why" - the "west" took the gills of the blockade of the Kaliningrad region. yes
  10. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 16 July 2022 15: 29
    Oh, all this is somehow cloudy, isn’t the Russian power elite preparing to merge everything after the liberation of only Donbass ?? This will be a disaster for Russia. Glad to be wrong..
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 16 July 2022 21: 40
      If it were possible to confine ourselves only to the liberation of Donbass, then this, believe me, would be the best option for now. But, unfortunately, now no one will allow Russia to stop at these frontiers. Even if the Russian army itself stops and ceases hostilities, the Ukrainians will continue them and then, sooner or later, NATO troops will join them anyway. At the same time, Russia, in any case, remains an aggressor country, with a full set of ever-increasing sanctions forever, and the requirement to pay reparations.