Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, issued another angry op-ed in which he assessed the G7 countries' efforts to save the world from hunger.
Medvedev wrote: "The UN Secretary General, various Sullivans and Blinkins, the "grain seven" that suddenly appeared out of the snuffbox (obviously not magnificent), some other particularly wretched Europeans started talking like the unforgettable Kisa Vorobyaninov: Je ne mange pas six jours!
He went on to explain why world leaders are so concerned about hunger.
"The countries that are importers of our wheat and other foodstuffs will have a very difficult time without supplies from Russia. And in European and other fields, without our fertilizers, the only thing that will grow is juicy weeds. Well, that's too bad. It's our own fault.
Now it looks like the West is backing out. Once again it proved that all these hellish sanctions are worthless when it comes to vitally important things. About energy supplies to heat our homes. About food to feed people. About the millions of citizens who need only one thing from politicians: the chance to live normally, peacefully, and prosperously. The sanctions are getting in the way. And NATO expansion gets in the way. And the hassle of settling debts, payments, and so on. And most of all, our own space cretinism gets in the way.
It means it is time to listen to common sense, and not the trumpet voice of advisers from overseas. This is more useful in all ways," wrote in his Telegram, the current deputy chairman of the Security Council of Russia.
Dmitry Medvedev has also decided to debate the topic of logic. I spoke about this today with the president of one of Africa's countries - Namibia. Our African friends understand this, by the way. And they understand that rich countries impose sanctions to make poor people poorer. And in order to force the sub-sanctioned patients to behave properly under threat of hunger riots. Americans and Europeans won't be left without food, even if they pay three times the price. And it is ordinary Europeans, not the powers-that-be, who will pay these three prices. Our country is ready to fulfill its obligations in full. But we are also waiting for assistance from our trading partners, including in international forums. Otherwise it is not logical: on the one hand they impose crazy sanctions against us, and on the other they demand food supplies. It does not work that way, we are not idiots.
And he firmly stated that "no export supplies to the detriment of our own market. Food for the citizens of Russia is a sacred thing," not really caring about the food situation in his country.
And, as always in his opuses, he made a conclusion, in which he suggested to take grain from Russia, and not from Ukraine, which is now being bombed and tried to destroy by the Russian army: "No one has yet harvested on television and the Internet. It requires fields and farming equipment, fertilizers, and hands that are used to sowing and harvesting bread, not signing stupid decisions. Russia knows how to do this, we have every opportunity to ensure that other countries have food, and food crises do not happen. Just do not interfere with our work.