Russia To Ban Fertilizer Exports To ‘Not Friendly’ Countries; China Warns US Against Retaliation

by | Mar 11, 2022 | Headline News | 19 comments

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    This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge. 

    Russia’s war on Ukraine is continuing to boost food prices. While the US and European countries are engaged in economic warfare against Moscow, it appears Russia’s turn to strike back has emerged.

    On Thursday, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said Russia decided to suspend fertilizer exports. This comes when global food prices are at record highs, and European fertilizer makers are struggling to produce nutrients ahead of the spring growing season, increasing global food inflation risks.

    President Vladimir Putin said the fertilizer export ban was a move to ensure stable domestic food prices. This is another sign of growing protectionism worldwide as countries grapple with soaring food prices. Putin said fertilizer markets are deteriorating, making food a lot more expensive.

    Notably, Putin added that Russia has agreements with “friendly countries” on fertilizers.

    Making matters worse, Interfax, an independent Russian news agency, reported earlier that Moscow is considering retaliatory economic measures to ban exports of certain agricultural products to countries outside the Eurasian Economic Union.

    Interfax said Moscow could temporarily ban grain exports to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and ban sugar exports beyond the EEU. This may result in declining food supplies for those countries and soaring food costs.

    Add this to the fertilizer ban and Europe and maybe the West is headed for a major food crisis. 

    Possible Russian retaliatory measures follow a series of Western sanctions on Russia, which have collapsed the ruble, locked the central bank out of a large chunk of its foreign-currency savings, and crushed its ability to trade with the outside world by removing certain Russian banks from SWIFT.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has been quoted well before the invasion of Ukraine of the need to strengthen an emerging multipolar world order.

    “It is important to maintain and boost mutually respectful, constructive and effective cooperation globally, as well as to strengthen the emerging multipolar world order that consists of independent centers of economic growth and political influence, which certainly includes BRICS,” Putin emphasized.

    It’s early to declare if Western sanctions will paralyze Russia, but what appears to be happening is that the global economy is becoming more fractured than ever as a great power struggle between the West and East flourishes.

    Earlier this week, Russian banks that were cut off from SWIFT turned to China’s state-owned UnionPay system. Also, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday its oil and gas firms have other buyers as many Western nations halt or wind down purchases for energy products.

    The global economy is splintering, and Russia could be inclined to unleash retaliatory economic measures outside the Eurasian Economic Union. This area in Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and Central Asia, is also home to some of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, also known as One Belt One Road… and likely includes numerous so-called “friendly countries” including China.

    Meanwhile, China FM Spokesperson, Zhao Lijian was quoted earlier today as saying Beijing will retaliate with a “serious response” if the US hits sanctions on China over Ukraine. 

    Things are getting a little bit out of control.

    To sum up, Russia banning fertilizer and the possibility of certain agricultural products to the West will result in elevated food prices. At the same time, we see a multipolar world order emerging that is bringing Moscow and Beijing closer by the day.


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      1. Come on lets get the story correct, Russia did NOT start this, OUR CIA started it by causing a coup in Ukraine which lead to a inept puppet leader to be installed, from there it has been downhill with Putin choosing to stand up against his country being surrounded by NATO and Missile batteries with Nuke capability.
        ANY decent leader would NOT allow this to happen, The USA would NOT like it if Mexico started to line our border with the same type of weapons. NO I am NOT a Putin fan, BUT I am NOT stupid like Biden and most of the sheeple in the USA are now! Then lets NOT forget the BIO-labs that don’t exist, OH wait now they do, but they don’t do anything serious,, HA HA, yup lets lie some more to the world like our government is so quick to do!

      2. “No one saw this coming”

        The tiny hat neocons who run the western foreign policy don’t care about minor things like starvation and poverty. They assume they won’t be affected by their decisions. You can blame or cheer Biden or Trump for the foreign policy decisions made under their presidency, but they have no serious input. They do as told.

        The Straussians, since the PNAC papers, run the show. They switch from R to D whenever necessary. The Kagans, Fred and Robert, and their wives, Vicky Nudelman and Kimberly Kagan, Bill Kristol, Elliot Abrams, Norman Podhoretz, among others are always in the background no matter which political party is the flavor of the day. They have worked for both of them since GHW Bush. They have no loyalty to the US. Whatever benefits the Zlonlsts is their goal. They are the same Bolsheviks that were kicked out of Russia a hundred years ago.

        • No-one but Resetters cheer Biden. He made COVID-1984 national Federal policy.

          Trump, gave the States and individual citizens a fighting chance to do as they pleased against COVID, even while he paid off Big Pharma because that was politically unstoppable.

          Claiming Trump is no better than Biden is a false equivalence fallacy that only sets back the fight for liberty.

          Democracy is always a messy middle road of concessions and compromises. Expecting absolute purity such that holdouts feel fine with holding everyone else back and hostage to some niche concern is counterproductive.

          Now we have LBGTP militancy, but anti-abortion is fringe. The progressives stayed united and sought power.

          We’ve been losing the free society we had for years. Whiney defeatist absolutists have discouraged voting and grassroots democratic participation, with no better plan that to crash the system and force everyone to start over on their terms – in other words a Reset.

          This ignorant dogma is embraced by pawns with no thought as to who was already ahead of them in the Reset game. They feel better losing up front than winning incrementally.

          • Reading comprehension can be your friend.

            I didn’t say anything about covid or related policies. I specifically mentioned foreign policy and who controls that.

            Who knows what you’re rambling on about. It has nothing to do with my comment.

      3. “I want to state the fact that the west succeeded in dragging us into this war. No matter how we tried to resist, this is their tactical victory. They succeeded in colliding two brotherly nations against one another.”

        “From this we can draw the following conclusion–now we have been practically forced, especially after the latest packet of sanctions, into a position where we have no other choice but to totally restructure our economy, financial system, and in essence our domestic policy.”

        “The point is, by tactically winning and by successfully quarrelling us with the Ukrainian people–war, naturally, is the ultimate level of quarrel–they have not understood that by doing so they have totally destroyed the system which they had built in the world. It is not visible yet, but in a few months their severed financial chains, broken ideological messages, and broken security system will become apparent.”

        Vladimir Vladimirovitch Putin

      4. Meanwhile in the US we use “BIOSLUDGE” fertilizer. Made from sewage plant waste and liquified human corpses. Now they want to add mysterious nanoparticles to food too. You’ll get your vax one way or the other. My indoor tub/grow bag garden is crawling along. But I’m learning lol. I need to get my taters going. Farmers around here give away manure and chicken poop. Rabbit poop is good too.

      5. If you believe in Jesus Christ and what he has done for you on the cross, you have been saved by grace. God tells us in the Bible that this current world is not our home.

        God sent His Son to die AS our sin, so that we wouldn’t have to die IN our sin. He went to the devils hell for three days, so that we wouldn’t ever have to go. He then raised himself up from the dead three days later,. to show that He would then do so for us when He calls us home. Isn’t that just the most beautiful thing you have ever heard?
        John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world (You who is reading this), that He gave His ONLY Begotten Son (Jesus), that Whosoever Believes on Him, will not Perish, but will have everlasting life.”

        Please answer His call. He just wants to love you, JUST AS YOU ARE RIGHT NOW- no matter how cowardly,ugly, sad, angry, depressed, betrayed, drunk, murderously hateful you may feel or even be inwardly, or outwardly. No matter what you have done, or will do, or want to do, Christ will save those who are truly repentent. God ONLY is able to search our hearts. He it is ONLY who will determine who is worthy of His gift of Salvation, freely given Through the death of His Son Jesus, as the ONLY Sacrifice acceptable as recompense for our sins. Yes, He gives this gift, yet, we must ACCEPT it. If we do not accept it, we are NOT worthy, and we can not be let in. If we refuse to BELIEVE, well then- the gift was never accepted.

        You may not ever get another chance. Please, Please do not let that be you. When we pass from this life to the next, I want to be able to see everyone this message touches whether or not we have ever met, been friends, enemies, whatever– I do not care. Please be there. Please accept His gift. Time is so short. Just look at what is going on around us. You have to feel in some way that this is all bulding up to some stupendously horrific ending. But it does not have to be horrific for us as long as we have faith that God will keep His eternal promises, which are so wondrously fantastic- this earth pales in comparison. He has a work for ALL to do before our time is up. Please heed His call.

        Only Jesus is The Resurrection, the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He Who Believes in Him, Will never die.

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        I Corinthians 7:29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; 7:30And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;

        • Hmmm, well I’ll be damned.

          • Some people understand the good news but refuse out of spite.

            John 3:18

            • Not out of spite, more like out of critical thought. Beliefs are like opinions, everyone has one. There is no hell there is no satan there is the universal intelligence. What makes your god better or more real than the 99,000 others?

              • “There is no hell there is no satan there is the universal intelligence”

                You’re sure of that? How did you verify it?

                “Critical thought” would require that, ya’ know.

              • It is written that it’s possible to study creation, itself, and arrive at a notion objective morality, so that no one is without an excuse.

                You can start with first cause, in a universe of time, cause, and effect, or the concept that such a thing as better exists.

      6. No shite.

      7. Realize this is not “politic’s” nor it’s manueverings but Spiritual war against mankind by a Darkness beyond comprehension where genocide is merely a small word in their bigger picture as “they” laugh at the peon Sheople serfdoms they own and control = ALL of them…Putin + Xi also as pawns on a 5 dimensional world Chess board…!

        They set up WWI and its outcomes; WWII got away from them temporarily but was brought back not just under their control but finally launched their NWO org “The UN” and a fully in place monetary “debt slave” numerical system all set up to metamorphis at the right time in cataclysmic circumstances and consequences at their control as they remain unseen by the common man as they have for many century’s now = manipulating Kings + Kingdoms then – to now directing world powers against the peoples will at their behest…!

      8. Realize this is not “politic’s” nor it’s manueverings but Spiritual war against mankind by a Darkness beyond comprehension where genocide is merely a small word in their bigger picture as “they” laugh at the peon Sheople serfdoms they own and control = ALL of them including Putin + Xi also as pawns on a 5 dimensional world Chess board…!

        They set up WWI and its outcomes; WWII got away from them temporarily but was brought back not just under their control but finally launched their NWO org “The UN” ((via shill FDR “friend of Stalin”)) and a fully in place monetary “debt slave” numerical control system all set up to metamorphis at the right time in cataclysmic circumstances and consequences at their control as they remain unseen by the common man as they have for many century’s now manipulating Kings + Kingdoms then to now directing world powers against the peoples will at their behest…!

      9. You know, you ought to research how this story of ONLY begotten son came to being. Ask yourself a couple of honest questions.

        1.Isn’t it strange that God (all powerful and the creator of all things) would have to beget a son. Is that really fitting for God? If Jesus is a son, then what is Adam (no father or mother)…seems to be a greater God than Jesus? I’m not that God shares his stature with anyone.

        2. Doesn’t the Bible teach Abraham’s story where he was asked to offer as sacrifice his son Isaac? Immediately before he slays Isaac, God tells him to stop and to offer a ram instead. Doesn’t this signify that humans are not to be used for sacrifice…it is a total prohibition. So God (who we presume to be perfect) all of a sudden needs to change when it comes to Jesus? That would be pretty contradictory.

        Rationalize and you’ll learn that tinkered around with your Bible quite a bit. Jesus spoke Aramaic but what happened to the Aramaic Bible? Can you find a copy or was it made to disappear so someone else could conjure up another version? The reason God gave you the capacity to rationalize is so that you can ask questions and decipher the truth in spite of what somone or something tells you.

        • Do you understand why Jesus, unlike all other men who have existed, had to be born of Woman with God as his father instead of a human father?

          That’s the single most important key to understanding Christ and mans’ atonement to God that there is.

      10. Because He is the only ONE!

      11. You shouldn’t be able to buy fertilizer with US dollars, or Western luxury goods with Russian rubles. All of the small sanctions are redundant, because the two financial system are not interoperable.

        Are the globalists providing a back channel, by means of SDR’s, while placing trade restrictions on the plebs?

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