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Sat Apr 16, 2022, 11:13 PM

Should the West take steps to unblock ports in Ukraine to prevent global famine?

The world is threatened by famine if Russia does not unblock the ports of Ukraine - the UN


Ukrainian repositories are overflowing with grain, which helps feed 400 million people worldwide in a typical year. But the supply chain has been disrupted by the war, and ports cannot function properly in the center of the war zone.

The director of the UN World Food Program, David Beasley, said that global food supplies were under threat because the Ukrainian ports of Odesa, Chernomorsk and Mykolayiv were blocked.

"We have not made any progress. This is where the international community must come in and make very serious decisions about protecting ports for humanitarian purposes and opening ports to the world. Because the whole world will pay the price if we do not open ports," he said. UN programs.

The UN spokesman warned that there was a shortage in the world food market and a further sharp rise in food prices would be a disaster for poor countries.
David Beasley explained that Ukrainian farmers can still reap a harvest that will help feed the world's hungry. But this requires that the war cease immediately and the southern ports and Black Sea routes be open.

https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/u5cbzr/the_world_is_threatened_by_famine_if_russia_does/
https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/u5cbzr/comment/i512ya3/

Does the prospect of mass starvation in the developing world alter the calculus for anyone?




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Reply Should the West take steps to unblock ports in Ukraine to prevent global famine? (Original post)
Crunchy Frog Apr 2022 OP
David__77 Apr 2022 #1
thomski64 Apr 2022 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2022 #4
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2022 #3
Crunchy Frog Apr 2022 #5
egduj Apr 2022 #6

Response to Crunchy Frog (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2022, 12:31 AM

1. I agree with Bidens stand of not engaging militarily.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 17, 2022, 02:24 AM

2. I trust the judgement,

..of the President. i trust his advisors and their wisdom, but
at some point someone must stop Putin. After Chechnya, Georgia
Crimea, and Syria what possible reason is there to think he will
cease his aggression? Severe sanctions? Maybe. Delivering any
and all possible weaponry to Ukraine? Of course. Do we wait for
a cyber attack? What if Russia interferes in our elections, and our
fascist media and political dupes try to overturn our democracy?
....oh shit, looks like we're already in it.

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Response to thomski64 (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 17, 2022, 06:05 AM

4. What reason, you ask?


A big reason would be running out of men and armaments. putZin has pulled them from as far as the far East, thinning his defensive lines along borders. China is a concern, as would be uprisings in Georgia. Belarus might face internal turmoil. The five "stans" (or similar) in central Asia might get restless and seek to exit the CIS.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2022, 06:02 AM

3. Not yet. Putin may withdraw in time. May 9 Victory Day looming. July 9 Navy Day in MOSKVA. nt

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2022, 06:31 PM

5. Just giving this a kick. Wondering if anyone else is concerned about the potential

for large scale famine. Not in Ukraine, but in parts of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2022, 06:41 PM

6. It seems the answer to every "Should the West..." question is always...

"No, because Putin has nukes."

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