Le Figaro’s Latest Report Exposes The Fallacy Behind Kiev’s Grain Deal For The Global South
Kiev’s grain deal for the Global South was just a ruse for manipulating perceptions about Russia simultaneously with further growing the West’s already enormous food stockpile. Developing countries were promised agricultural products that neither Ukraine nor its patrons ever intended to give them.
Russia’s claims that Ukrainian grain has been diverted to Western states instead of sent to its intended recipients in the Global South were dismissed by the Mainstream Media (MSM) as “propaganda”, yet now none other than France’s prestigious Le Figaro just extended credence to them. In their report titled “Les agriculteurs d’Europe de l’Est victimes de l’afflux du blé ukrainien”, which is paywalled but a summary can be read here, Eastern European farmers complained about the influx of Ukrainian grain.
Those in Poland, Romania, and Bulgaria have been the most adversely affected by this development, which forced them to have to sell their wheat at approximately a 33% discount in order to compete. In response, the report mentioned that the European Commission announced plans last month to provide financial support to these farmers, but the point is that they wouldn’t have to do this in the first place if the Ukrainian grain went to the Global South like the related deal for facilitating its exports intended.
The influx of Ukrainian grain into the Eastern European market exposes the fallacy of that aforesaid agreement, which saw the West deliberately divert Kiev’s agricultural products to states within its “sphere of influence”. The Red Cross’ Director for Africa confirmed last December that “most of the grain exported from Ukrainian ports under the 'grain deal' has not yet reached Africa” and challenged the premise that the NATO-Russian proxy war was the source of this crisis.
While acknowledging that the West’s unilateral sanctions against Russia exacerbated developing countries’ problems securing enough agricultural products to meet their needs, this official pointed to COVID, preexisting African crises, and climate change as more direct contributing factors. His insight and that which was revealed in Le Figaro’s latest report are crucial to keep in mind since they discredit the false information warfare claims alleging that Russia is purely to blame for this.
In reality, Moscow isn’t holding Ukraine’s African grain exports hostage like the MSM has claimed for the past year since it’s actually Kiev and its Western patrons that are responsible for them not reaching those countries. They’d prefer for that former Soviet Republic’s agricultural products to bolster the EU’s already enormous food supply at the expense of local farmers than for them to alleviate Africa’s food crisis whose root causes precede the NATO-Russian proxy war despite being exacerbated by it.
It can therefore be concluded that Kiev’s grain deal for the Global South was just a ruse for manipulating perceptions about Russia simultaneously with further growing the West’s food stockpile. Developing countries were promised agricultural products that neither Ukraine nor its patrons ever intended to give them. This reveals that their stunt was racist to the core since it took advantage of Africans’ suffering to create the cover for Kiev secretly exporting the majority of its food to the EU in exchange for its support.