Putin Warns West of Massive Migrant Crisis Due to Food Shortages
Russian leader issues warning to West
Russian leader Vladimir Putin has warned the West that Europe faces a massive influx of migrants caused by a global food crisis.
Putin's comments came during a meeting on air transportation and aircraft manufacturing on Thursday.
The Russian leader's invasion of Ukraine prompted Western sanctions and an energy squeeze, leaving the global food supply in a precarious state.
The United Nations warned that the Middle East is near “breaking point,” with food riots a real possibility.
Corinne Fleischer, WFP Regional Director said:
“People’s resilience is at a breaking point."
"This crisis is creating shock waves in the food markets that touch every home in this region.
"No one is spared."
Countries like the United Kingdom and America also face skyrocketing energy bills and unprecedented food inflation.
Putin blamed the problem on western politicians who are willing to sacrifice their citizens to “enjoy the good graces of their overseas master and overlord.”
Describing such an approach as “the opposite of populism,” Putin said:
“People are urged to eat less, put on more clothes, use less heating, give up on travel – presumably for the benefit of the people who are demanding this kind of voluntary deprivation as a sign of some abstract North Atlantic solidarity.”
Though the establishment media have rubbished Putin's comments as Kremlin propaganda, a lot of what he says holds up.
Billionaire-owned Bloomberg News told Americans last month to eat lentils instead of meat and allow their pets to die in order to save money.
Meanwhile, a government minister also told Germans they should cope with soaring energy costs by merely turning off the heating.
Putin blamed the West for decisions that are “pushing the global economy towards crisis,” warning of a massive drop in living standards for westerners in addition to poverty and starvation in the third world.
He also stated that the sanctions against Russia were “prepared in advance” and would have been imposed anyway “to curb Russia’s development” and to weaken its “industrial, financial and technological potential.”