The 'grain deal' fiasco: Why the West constantly deceives President Putin

Yesterday's angry statements, first by Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzi, and then by President Putin personally, about the actual failure of the "grain deal" involuntarily caused a smile. Sad. Don't "respectable Western partners" deceive our Vladimir Vladimirovich too often?

Recall that the quadripartite agreement on the opening of the ports of Odessa, Chernomorsk and Yuzhny was signed in Istanbul on June 22, 2022. With the mediation of Turkey and the UN, an agreement was reached that Ukrainian grain would be exported to Africans and Arabs supposedly “swollen from hunger”. At the same time, judging by the statements of some Western military analysts, there, “over the hill”, this deal was perceived as a kind of “invisible shield” built over Odessa against the further expansion of the Russian army in the Black Sea region.

About what such a “grain deal” could ultimately turn out to be, we analyzed in detail in article dated June 16, that is, before its signing. Two months later, on August 8, we were able to take stock of the first interim results of this international agreement, which can be found at link. As we expected, there was no talk of any help to the starving Africans and Arabs from the very beginning. All food grain was exported from Ukraine before February 24, 2022, only feed grain remained there. It was exactly what European and Turkish farmers needed to feed their agricultural cattle and poultry. Instead of the countries of Africa and the Middle East, ships loaded with feed grain went from Odessa, Chernomorsk and Yuzhny to Turkey, Great Britain, Ireland and a number of other European countries.

It was assumed that in return Russia would receive free and transparent access for its food and fertilizers to the world market for the next three years. The nuance is that there is no direct ban on exports from our country, but there are serious restrictions on logistics, chartering of ships and their insurance, and settlement of payments, which significantly complicate the matter. The fact that there is no progress in this direction, some time ago, special representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova spoke with irritation. On the eve of the fact that the Russian part of the deal, unlike the Ukrainian one, is not being implemented, Vasily Nebenzya, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, said:

Not a single Russian ship has taken Russian grain out of Russian ports for export.

President Putin personally echoed him in a very expressive manner:

What we see is another blatant deception. And it’s not about us, it’s a deception of the international community, a deception of partners in Africa, in other countries that are in dire need of food, it’s just a swindle, a boorish and arrogant attitude towards those partners for whose sake all this was allegedly done.

Offended in his best feelings, Vladimir Vladimirovich threatened to consult with his friend and partner, Turkish President Erdogan, about the possibility of revising the terms of the “grain deal”. Yeah, who would have thought that the collective West could fool President Putin?

However, if you remember, it turns out that this is not the first time this has happened. So, for example, returning to the origins of the bloody conflict taking place in Ukraine, I would like to cite a fragment of an interview given by Vladimir Putin to his namesake Solovyov for the film World Order 2018, which talked about how the Maidan happened in 2014:

Now I will say something that is not known: at the same moment, our American partners also turned to us, they asked us to do everything, I am now saying an almost verbatim request that Yanukovych not use the army, that the opposition vacate squares, administrative buildings and cross to the implementation of the agreements reached on the normalization of the situation.

We said: "Good"... A coup d'état was carried out a day later. Well, at least they would call, at least they would do something.

But if President Yanukovych used law enforcement agencies or the army to disperse the Maidan, like his colleagues Lukashenko in 2020 and Tokayev in 2022, there would be neither a coup d'etat in Ukraine, nor more than 8 years of "ATO" in the Donbass, nor the current special operation, which has long turned into a full-scale war with the use of all weapons, except (for now) nuclear. But Vladimir Putin believed his American partners, he said "okay", and they deceived him.

We also recall that as one of the justifications for the start of the special operation on February 24, 2022, it was cited that the collective West had brought its military infrastructure closer to the borders of Russia through the NATO bloc:

As you know, we were given promises not to move the infrastructure of the NATO bloc to the east by a single inch. All this is well known. Today we see where NATO is. Poland, Romania, the Baltic countries. They said one thing and did another. As we say among the people - they threw it. They just cheated.

It should be noted that this expansion of the North Atlantic Alliance to the east began a long time ago, but the last straw in the bowl of patience was the prospect of Ukraine and Georgia joining it. True, now Finland and Sweden are also joining NATO. This is sometimes the case, according to "respectable Western partners" and the solution of a complex problem is always postponed until later. Well, it does not behoove a former KGB staff member and a certified lawyer with all his intelligence officers, advisers and analysts to be so gullible, in fact.
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  1. Corsair Offline Corsair
    Corsair (DNR) 8 September 2022 10: 52
    The 'grain deal' fiasco: Why the West constantly deceives President Putin

    There is a certain term for such simpletons, but I will not use it at the moment in relation to the President of the Russian Federation ...

    Only those who are deceived themselves are regularly deceived.

    Ah, it's not hard to deceive me...
    I myself am glad to be deceived!

    AS Pushkin
    1. Geo73 Offline Geo73
      Geo73 (George) 9 September 2022 17: 01
      Politics is not two-two-four, and we are not enthusiastic about much, but we should not be a 5 percent simpleton: to believe that there is no powerful XNUMXth column in the country, that is, agents of the West. Even as it is, it is impossible not to reckon with the bigwigs of business.

      Today, the authorities are taking radical steps, and tomorrow sabotage and the lack of government control over industries and other things will begin - this is only a small part of the opposition or response. At the same time, decisions are not seven-seven-forty-nine
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 8 September 2022 10: 56
    Article plus. I don’t know how, culturally in my shit, mediocrity poke.
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 8 September 2022 11: 03
      Quote: steel maker
      Article plus. I don’t know how, culturally in my shit, mediocrity poke.

      Probably not in my laughing , but in their own lol ...
    2. Luca Chrome Offline Luca Chrome
      Luca Chrome (Peter) 9 September 2022 03: 10
      Is it mediocre? Therefore, how can such statements anger Arab and African comrades, for example. But if in Africa or in the BV they begin to express various kinds of "dissatisfaction" to the West for such rat-mongering in the form of salutes, etc., which will greatly complicate the "exceptional" life
  3. Shamil Rasmukhambetov (Shamil Rasmukhambetov) 8 September 2022 11: 07
    And why are they alarmed now, we had to wait until everyone was taken out, and now we will wait for Erdogan to decide. We walk along the rake like on asphalt, but it’s a habit.
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 8 September 2022 12: 05
      Quote: Shamil Rasmukhambetov
      We walk on a rake like on asphalt, but it's a habit.

      Learned from skakuas...

      But come on, they "deceived Putin", but in fact, they "shod" us all - every Russian, and indirectly the DPR and LPR, since we are critically dependent on you ...
  4. Corsair Offline Corsair
    Corsair (DNR) 8 September 2022 11: 09
    One thing I would like to understand -Deceived Putin, is this a fact, or just a cover for a series of deliberate actions of the GDP?
  5. Pavel Mokshanov_2 (Pavel Mokshanov) 8 September 2022 11: 17
    The activities of our Supreme have always raised questions in me, and sometimes bewilderment. It seems that he speaks correctly and to the point, but as a result, the case is not there and everything is turned in the other direction. Here is the grain deal. Generally misunderstood. Wasn't it known that normal grain no longer exists. I doubt. nevertheless, they began to discuss and accept all this under the leadership of bashi-bazouk ergodan. About its generally a dark forest. Already the American Paul Roberts says about the Kremlin's mistakes in his, but there seems to be no reaction. If you already play in the field of wolves, then be a wolf or a tiger, you will be eaten by a sheep. Maybe they have everything planned for a long time, and we do not know what we are doing here. so tell the people what and how, then there will be more support. All this is wrong. If you want to rely on the people, communicate with them. You won't play in the dark for a long time.
    1. bobba94 Offline bobba94
      bobba94 (Vladimir) 8 September 2022 11: 48
      Personally, I have no questions, because I know that the Kremlin has 20 towers ......
      1. Corsair Offline Corsair
        Corsair (DNR) 8 September 2022 12: 02
        Quote: bobba94
        Personally, I have no questions, because I know that the Kremlin has 20 towers ......

        We know that 20 .
        It’s just that decisions are often made, in general, crazy ones ...
    2. Dimy4 Offline Dimy4
      Dimy4 (Dmitriy) 8 September 2022 18: 52
      You won't play in the dark for a long time.

      He plays for 20 years, and we all look like rabbits at a boa constrictor, but we admire.
    3. Barabas Offline Barabas
      Barabas 8 September 2022 18: 54
      And what remains for him, the composition of contract soldiers is limited, mobilization into the hands of the enemies will immediately bring down all the ratings. The bluff failed, hard work began, along the way, to check weapons, both one's own and someone else's, to increase the number of contract soldiers and get everyone through the front, to develop new weapons and organize their production in the required quantity. To grow competent officers and generals, which is the most important thing. It doesn't take months, it takes years. And then, as in the Patriotic War, the Soviet army will become invincible. Therefore, one has to maneuver, simultaneously creating the image of a fair "looking" among the whole world, this is generally a strong point. Therefore, we do not bomb bridges, energy, communications, public administration. All this can be screwed up in one night ... and lose the desired image forever. I certainly respect Paul Roberts, but he is a donkey, as the famous character said. The mentality of the West has overcome this, not overcome it, but here everything is more complicated. Therefore, there will be no preventive use of tactical nuclear weapons; this does not fit into the strategy. America will not use nuclear weapons from its territory, but will gladly set up Europe. And for Europe, this is a loss, NATO nuclear weapons, excluding the United States, are not a competitor to Russia, and the territory has let us down. So we will fight in the NWO with our neighbors, and maneuver until we grow an army of victory. But then those who want to be in NATO will greatly decrease.
      1. silver169 Offline silver169
        silver169 (Aristarkh Feliksovich) 9 September 2022 00: 59
        What is the desired image? Now Russia has the image of a foolish country, on which everyone wipes their feet. Just what you need to bomb, destroy control centers, etc. You can't win a war with clean hands. Chewing snot like Mr. Putin and his death squad do alike!
    4. Pavel N Offline Pavel N
      Pavel N (Paul) 9 September 2022 17: 41
      It would be naive to think that the President himself is in charge of the country, the government is really in charge of the country, composed by the conspiracy of two parties (clans): Westerners and statesmen. These ministers carry out the decrees of their clans, if it coincides with the presidential decrees - well, if it does not coincide - so much the worse for the president.
    5. Offline 11 September 2022 15: 08
      well, it’s in vain, more than 30 years of playing blindly, and slips with 80% support of the electorate ....
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 8 September 2022 11: 32
    Some kind of naive.
    Capitalism is in the yard, no one will give away grain for free and take it somewhere for free.
    According to the media, the UN paid for 2 ships - blacks were lucky.
    Turkey and Europe paid for the grain - they took it to themselves. Blacks apparently without money.
    So that Turkey pays for blacks when it needs to? In what world we live, everyone understands.

    I did not find anything in the media about the contract for the export of Russian grain. It would seem that the Turks are a partner, Iran is nearby, India is there, China .... that means it’s either not necessary, or some other garbage.

    Not a single Russian ship has taken Russian grain out of Russian ports for export.

    Do not take?
    Turks, blacks, Venezuela, Chinese? it is unlikely that Erdogan simply does not let the ship ...

    Well, the rest is the same...
  7. Jarilo Offline Jarilo
    Jarilo (Sergei) 8 September 2022 11: 35
    Our economic authorities are pursuing a suffocating policy within the country, and the GDP says that Nabiulina and Siluanov are doing everything right. They take resources and money out of the country - yes, that’s how it should be, we don’t want to accelerate inflation here, but it doesn’t occur to us that it could be investment money, only foreign investors, who have already caught a trace.
  8. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 8 September 2022 11: 37
    Quote: Pavel Mokshanov_2
    The activities of our supreme leader always raised questions in me, and sometimes even bewilderment. It seems that he speaks correctly and in the right way, but as a result, the case is not there and everything is turned in the other direction.

    I have long noticed for myself that the strategist is a PR person, the main thing is to say it right, to promise everything, and controlling the execution is not a master's business, but he speaks beautifully and correctly, of course, especially at meetings with children, I immediately remember grandfather Lenin and his carrot tea
    1. Gromoboy716 Offline Gromoboy716
      Gromoboy716 (Pyotr Gromov) 9 September 2022 04: 11
      Why shouldn't he say the right thing? No one asks uncomfortable questions, They don’t poke their nose into lies .. Know your own picture of the world, express it - anyway, no one dares to say -
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  10. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 8 September 2022 12: 01
    The favorite occupation of GDP is to conclude agreements with the West and be deceived in any transaction. such a hobby is jumping on a rake.
  11. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 8 September 2022 13: 17
    Quote: Pavel Mokshanov_2
    so tell the people what and how, then there will be more support. All this is wrong. If you want to rely on the people, communicate with them. You won't play in the dark for a long time

    For several years now, I have not understood anything in this darkness, and most importantly, there is no explanation from the authorities on how we will continue to live and specifics. To remove military correspondents from the cart and rutub, I would generally be mired in misunderstandings. There are already many dozens of close and honest communication with people in power years.
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  13. Victor 17 Offline Victor 17
    Victor 17 8 September 2022 17: 13
    The article is a great offset, I will add that the grain that was in Ukraine already belonged to Western partners, the problem was export, and now the problem was solved. I can imagine how they laughed about a successful divorce, or is it a giveaway or betrayal
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 8 September 2022 17: 31
      Quote: Victor 17
      I can imagine how they laughed about a successful divorce, or is it a giveaway or betrayal

      Do you think - giveaway?

      And where, at what point did the West or Turkey succumb to Russia?
  14. Dimy4 Offline Dimy4
    Dimy4 (Dmitriy) 8 September 2022 18: 50
    Without .... and life is bad.
  15. RFR Offline RFR
    RFR (RFR) 8 September 2022 19: 39
    And everyone constantly deceives him ... That's what sinners are ... Here, Zely's crying "... I'm not a goof ..." similarly comes to mind ...
  16. Alex D Offline Alex D
    Alex D (Alex D) 8 September 2022 19: 40
    The West is basically cheating. They cheated from the reserve, and here it is. They want everything for free.
  17. Alex D Offline Alex D
    Alex D (Alex D) 8 September 2022 19: 40
    Quote: Dimy4
    Without .... and life is bad.

    Exactly! The United States is making such a sucker out of the whole world!
  18. zuuukoo Offline zuuukoo
    zuuukoo (Sergei) 8 September 2022 19: 42
    Nobody deceived anyone.
    By supplying missiles to the Black Sea Fleet, they were deprived of the ability to control the sea.
    After that, they simply wrapped what happened in a beautiful wrapper.
    In fact, the transports would run without a deal.
  19. yakisam Offline yakisam
    yakisam (Alexander) 8 September 2022 20: 23
    Strange reasoning "deceived"
    After all, the patriotic government of the country (I can’t name which one) exists in order for the European bourgeoisie to be able to use Ukraine (and another large European state) as a raw materials appendage. Since 1999, the government has been ensuring that this issue has been resolved in an unchanged composition, continuing the achievements of the "previous" government since 1993.
    So such reasoning is worthless, like any deception.
    I will deceive my
    1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 8 September 2022 21: 30
      in the turbulent 90s they said that suckers are either bred or thrown, it seems that the Kremlin has remained since then in the status of suckers, and now also losers
  20. InanRom Offline InanRom
    InanRom (Ivan) 8 September 2022 21: 38
    And the Balts also "deceived":

    Latvia receives Russian natural gas again
    Natural gas from Russia has again begun to flow to Latvia, TASS writes with reference to the operator of the natural gas system infrastructure Conexus Baltic Grid.

    wonderful - they are disgusting to us, and we give them warmth and joy ....

    YES .. there is flexibility, but there is spinelessness ....
    There is caution and there is cowardice.
    there is will, and there is impotence...
    and so on

    indeed for some:

    In order to live in peace with ourselves, we pass off our impotence and our weaknesses as calculations and harmonious systems.

    and as a result:

    "- Indeed! What a simpleton I am! .. Here, approximately, a bull and a ram would like to talk about something with each other; dead end." Lazhechnikov I. I., Basurman, 1838

    only some are driving the whole country into this dead end with their "misunderstandings! ...
  21. HattinGokbori87 Offline HattinGokbori87
    HattinGokbori87 8 September 2022 22: 57
    Erdogan: Putin is 'right about grain exports' to rich countries
  22. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 9 September 2022 00: 09
    As one of the politicians said - "The fool was deceived into four fists" How could Putin not know this proverb! They deceived with Yanukovych, they deceived with the Minsk agreements, they deceived with the advancement of NATO to the East, they deceived with grain ... Or maybe we ourselves want to be deceived? Somehow I can’t believe that Putin is one of the “suckers”.
  23. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 9 September 2022 00: 18
    It seems that Putin and the entire Russian leadership are turning stepping on the same rake into a kind of exciting sport for themselves. They seem to be constantly and painlessly elementary bred. How long??
  24. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 9 September 2022 01: 48
    Yes, everyone understood. I don't think they would like the grain to actually be delivered to Africa. Let better in Europe. Firstly, we can sell our grain to Africa, and secondly, this grain will definitely not be enough and they will rush to Europe to cut Europeans.

    Yes, and this grain from Ukraine did not make much weather in Europe, but the contempt of the Africans was again deserved. For me, this was a stupid decision on the part of the Europeans, it's like stealing medical masks, which they successfully did.
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  26. Ivanushka-555 Offline Ivanushka-555
    Ivanushka-555 (Ivan) 9 September 2022 04: 02
    I predict that the Chinese will throw Putin next, on our gold and foreign exchange stash in yuan, and even before that, I don’t know what exactly, but they will definitely throw it, the president’s best friend of recent years, Sultan Erdogan!
  27. Gromoboy716 Offline Gromoboy716
    Gromoboy716 (Pyotr Gromov) 9 September 2022 04: 06
    President Putin takes on a lot. What does he care about other people's grain? And where does Ukraine sell it ..
    In general, in place of the West, I would have driven a bunch of ships into the Black Sea and built them in a chain from Ochakov to the Bosphorus - creating a corridor for Ukrainian ships ..
  28. Larisa Z. Offline Larisa Z.
    Larisa Z. (Larisa Vavilova) 9 September 2022 06: 17
    Ah, it's not difficult to deceive me!... I myself am glad to be deceived!
  29. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 9 September 2022 06: 35
    The 'grain deal' fiasco: Why the West constantly deceives President Putin

    - What is - again "threw" !!!
    - Yes, constantly say:

    "SPEECHES not of a boy, but of a husband."

    - this is one!
    - But when this is constantly "thrown" - all and sundry;
    - it just takes annoyance:
    - After all, not a boy already, to allow - so "throw" yourself !!!
  30. ChopChop Offline ChopChop
    ChopChop 9 September 2022 07: 23
    Watch Oliver Stone's film Interview with Putin. After five years, a lot of interesting things can be noted. For myself, I concluded and not in favor of the guarantor.
  31. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 9 September 2022 13: 30
    There were fraudulent contracts. Who is more deceived, he will receive more.
  32. Sotskiy Offline Sotskiy
    Sotskiy (Michael) 9 September 2022 20: 06
    Yesterday's angry statements, first by Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, and then by President Putin personally, about the actual failure of the "grain deal" involuntarily caused a smile.

    I love Soviet films. Especially children's. Especially Pinocchio.
    - "As long as they live in the world ..." laughing
    Maybe that's why he can't stand everything Soviet? lol
  33. Kapany3 Offline Kapany3
    Kapany3 10 September 2022 11: 47
    The author just drives. They are not deceiving Putin, but the country, and I note that this has become a tradition since the institution of the presidency appeared in the country.
  34. Lev Rudey Offline Lev Rudey
    Lev Rudey (Lev Rudey) 12 September 2022 19: 46
    Putin ALSO has children.
  35. pentwer Offline pentwer
    pentwer (Bakhtiyar) 17 September 2022 00: 34
    And when it is repeated from time to time that "everything is going according to plan," the question involuntarily arises: What kind of plan is this? and begin to "torment vague doubts"