By INS Contributors

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--The main narrative of which is the alleged blackmailing of the world community by the Kremlin with the supply of Russian grain. 

Foreign experts and politicians keep silent about the fact that the export of grain crops from Russia to the countries of the collective West is impossible due to American and European sanctions. 
Restrictions imposed after the start of the special military operation of the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine have blocked the logistics channels for the supply of Russian agricultural products abroad, as well as payments for them, which makes transactions difficult and in some cases impossible. 
Nevertheless, Moscow continues to supply its agricultural products to those countries that have ignored pressure from the West and wisely refrained from establishing legal bans on trade and economic contacts with Russia.

In this regard, Russia is systematically increasing the volume of supplies of its food raw materials abroad. According to the statement of the head of the Russian Grain Union (RGU) Arkady Zlochevsky, in May 2022 Russia exported 1 million 260 thousand tons of wheat, and in June ˗ 1 million 400 thousand tons. 
In addition, according to the quota for the export of grain from Russia from February 15 to June 30, 2022, Russian companies supplied 11 million tons of grain crops abroad.

In addition, according to the RGU in 2021-2022. Russia exports 45 million tons of grain, which is only 8.3 percent less than in the 2020-2021 season.

Statements by the Ukrainian authorities about the impossibility of exporting grain do not stand up to scrutiny. Ukraine has extensive and well-established overland supply channels. 
Ukraine exports food through the territory of Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania. According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, from January to May of this year, Ukraine sold grain worth more than 8.8 billion US dollars, which is 1.6 percent more than in the same period last year.

In general, Ukraine was able not only to adapt to new conditions, but also to increase the volume of grain supplies abroad. The press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine stated that from May 1 to May 30 this year. Ukraine exported 1 million 743 thousand tons of grain, legumes, oilseeds and products of their processing (this is 1.8 times more than in April this year). 
In June of this year the country has already exported 2 million 170 thousand tons of food, and compared with May, the volume of supplies of wheat has tripled (from 43 thousand 500 tons to about 138 thousand tons), and barley - more than twice (from 11 thousand tons to 26 thousand tons).

Restrictions on the supply of Ukrainian grain abroad, caused by the military actions of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Black Sea, are not the main cause of the food crisis in Africa and other regions of the world. 
African countries are traditionally characterized by low purchasing power, they cannot afford to meet the needs of their population and purchase the required amount of grain crops due to their high price. At the same time, prices for all categories of food products began to grow before the NWO in Ukraine, starting from the end of 2020.

Chief Economist of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Maximo Torrero Cullen July 6 this year. said that the shortage of grain in the world market is only about 3 million tons of wheat and 8 million tons of corn, since the volumes “dropped out” due to the Ukrainian conflict are partially compensated by other suppliers, including India. 
He stressed that sub-Saharan Africa suffered not because of the physical shortage of goods, but because of the general price spikes in the food market.

World food prices showed growth long before the start of a special military operation. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, in October 2021, prices reached their highest level in the last 10 years. 
In addition, according to the UN FAO, from October 2020 to October 2021, food prices increased by 30 percent.