In the West, they told why Moscow went to a disadvantageous deal on grain

The trilateral deal on grain between Russia, Turkey and Ukraine, mediated by the UN, is regarded in the West as a victory for the anti-Russian coalition and Kyiv. However, some experts are trying to understand why Moscow agreed to an unfavorable agreement and certain concessions. Probably because most likely they help to get something significant in return. Svetlana Morenets, columnist for The Spectator magazine, answers one of these questions.

As the author writes, despite all the fears, the food deal is vital for Ukraine and the rest of the world. The West also had to sacrifice something in order to achieve it. Before the war, Ukrainian ports shipped five million tons of agricultural products every month. If now it is possible to export at least half of this volume, all efforts to conclude an agreement can be considered successful.

On the the news about a possible deal, the price of Chicago wheat futures - the benchmark for the world wheat market - fell by three percent

- Morenets writes, showing the importance of the concluded agreement.

However, the Kremlin also received its share of the benefits. In her opinion, the extremely wise and prudent Russian President Vladimir Putin did not sacrifice much when he instructed him to agree to a grain deal and sign it on behalf of the Russian Federation. The observer is sure that in this way the leader of Russia is “flirting” with the countries of Africa and Asia, to which, in fact, Ukrainian grain is intended. As Morenets explains, some countries cooperated with the USSR and then with Russia for quite a long time, receiving a lot of Soviet-style weapons and armaments.

In this case, if, for example, Algeria or Egypt had not received grain, but instead the stubborn position of the Kremlin, they would not have avoided rising food prices. Revenge for such a “gift” would be an increase in Algerian gas supplies to the EU (a blow to raw materials from the Russian Federation), and the state on the Nile would transfer thousands of weapons in favor of Ukraine.

By making a deal, Putin demonstrated loyalty to the poor and developing countries, showed that at the cost of abandoning his ambitions, he saved them from starvation and thereby secured this “front” for himself.

- puts forward a rather exotic theory Morenets.

Of course, her Ukrainian origins have left an imprint on her views, but the fact that Moscow, in spite of all circumstances, is still trying to take into account other people's interests (unlike the West), was noticed correctly, although unwittingly. Most likely, the author did not even notice that she was complimenting Putin by telling the world about her impressions of the international food deal.
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  1. Tixiy Offline Tixiy
    Tixiy (Tixiy) 24 July 2022 09: 27
    Somewhere at the beginning of the year, a scandal erupted in Ukraine. All the media were full of headlines "everything is gone, all the grain has been sold", "they are already selling grain for domestic consumption", "nothing left", "who will answer". Named the perpetrators, specific numbers. The question is, where does the grain come from? And in general, what is happening?
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 24 July 2022 10: 39
      Let's assume that everything is correct and the grain has been sold for a long time. There were also reports that only feed grain remained in Ukraine. And it will be exported not to Africa and Asia, but to Europe.
      What happens if it turns out that there is practically nothing to export?
  2. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 24 July 2022 10: 39
    Yes, this deal is neither cold nor hot for Russia. This grain was sold and paid for. And only the mining of its ports by Ukraine delayed its export. Our "partners" and Alga will take the grain to Odessa. And let the fables about starving Africa be sold to their grandmother
  3. Valery Pavlovich Evstafiev 24 July 2022 10: 47
    The West does not use morality in general, and even more so in politics. Analyzing the absolutely moral actions of Putin, they always try to identify a category that only they can understand - his benefit. Over time, everyone will understand that morality is beneficial and understandable to all honest people - this is the position of God, and the pursuit of profit by any means and at the expense of others is the devilish philosophy of the West.
  4. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 24 July 2022 10: 49
    1. It is not a fact that caravans with grain will reach those for whom they are intended.
    2. For the difference between 5 million tons according to Ukrainian data and 3 million tons of actual availability, the Russian Federation will be called to account
    3. 1% has virtually no effect on feed shortages and prices, and 3% - pure water stock speculation
    4. The West allowed (withdrew from sanctions) the sale and in return has a margin and actually takes control not only of the grain of Ukraine, but also of all agricultural exports of the Russian Federation, including fertilizers
    5. Taking into account the interests of others, the Russian Federation sacrifices its own, and the fighters in Ukraine will take the rap, which will buy any of the most modern weapons with the proceeds through "parallel" imports
  5. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 24 July 2022 16: 07
    why Moscow went to a disadvantageous deal on grain

    They simply impose such a position on us that the deal is not profitable.
    Constantly. Many times. No arguments. It's just not profitable, that's all.
    The fact that Russia was promised not to obstruct the sale of Russian grain and fertilizers is not taken into account.
    Kyiv propaganda stubbornly proves that the Nazis are winning on all fronts.
    No matter what Russia does, there are defeats everywhere. But in Kyiv, everything is about to get better everywhere. And military planes fly in and the bridge is bombed and other nishtyaks are about to come.
  6. Dejan Barich Offline Dejan Barich
    Dejan Barich 25 July 2022 00: 50
    All the secret once becomes clear.
    Great is seen in the distance.
  7. Sancym Offline Sancym
    Sancym (Alexander ) 25 July 2022 11: 55
    Exotic! Correctly said!
  8. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 25 July 2022 16: 38
    The fifth column brought this triumph to the enemies of Russia. Destroy all granaries and ships that come for loading.
  9. Moskal 55 Offline Moskal 55
    Moskal 55 25 July 2022 18: 38
    For 2 months now, at least, from every iron in the Russian Federation they have been transmitting that the Russian Federation is not against the export of grain from Ukraine by sea. And they are still hammering at the Odessa port. And what are the concessions here? What hasn't been cleared? So this is the problem of those who will export ...
  10. Civil pensioner Offline Civil pensioner
    Civil pensioner 26 July 2022 13: 00
    There is a fear that the business of all sorts of oligarchs will dig in Ukrainian ports. Not for nothing that Zelensky released Kolomoisky and others from Ukrainian citizenship. They are now not Nazis, but “citizens of the world”, all exclusively, conscientious businessmen and possible partners of our oligarchs. Some there, at the talks, have already flashed. And as a result, since business and capital rule in our World, we will not see liberation from the Nazis of the Black Sea. These territories will become an inviolable channel for the export of the remnants of resources from Ukraine (and possibly from Russia) and the delivery of weapons and mercenaries there. Well, the population of this region will forever become slaves and faithful servants of the world's anti-Russian capital, for feeding from this business.
  11. Luenkov Offline Luenkov
    Luenkov (Arkady) 26 July 2022 14: 46
    Why is the deal not profitable for Moscow? Not at all. It is profitable for Moscow to trade in grain.