Even worse, globalist Western leaders are also itching for war with nuclear-armed Russia for some reason.
In a virtual address to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pressed Western nations to apply "maximum economic sanctions" on Russia -- which will only curb global food production even more.
"The world is united because of threats, the war, Russian aggression. I don’t want you to lose this unity," Zelenskyy said in the keynote address to the gathering, drawing enthusiastic applause from those in attendance.
He then called for additional measures, which he stated had not yet been imposed, that include a ban on Western companies operating anywhere in Russia (an action that would result in massive investment losses for any companies that withdrew). His plea came as a United Nations official attending the conference stressed that Russia's ongoing blockade of Ukrainian ports was akin to a "declaration of war" by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Ukraine as well as the world, as reported by Yahoo News:
Russia’s blockade of Ukraine’s ports is a “declaration of war” that threatens to trigger mass migration and a global food crisis, a United Nations official said, adding to the dire warnings on the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The Ukrainian leader's remarks were an attempt to pressure Europe and other global powers led by the United States to implement a full Russian oil embargo, to ban Russian banks from the global financial system with no exceptions, for Western companies to leave the Russian IT sector, and for a complete trade ban with Russia.
As he called for a total withdrawal of all foreign companies from Russia, Zelensky said via a translator: "This is what sanctions should be: They should be maximum, so that Russia and every other potential aggressor that wants to wage a brutal war against its neighbor would clearly know the immediate consequences of their actions."
His plea comes just a few days after the Group of Seven nations pledged to spend $19.8 billion of their taxpayers' money to keep Ukraine afloat economically (even as those countries suffer through problems of their own thanks to the previously imposed sanctions).
"The amount of work is enormous: We have more than half a trillion of dollars in losses, tens of thousands of facilities were destroyed. We need to rebuild entire cities and industries," Zelenskyy continued, providing an update on the state of his nation.
He went on to describe that earlier full support would have resulted in "tens of thousands of lives saved," adding that his country should have "received 100 percent of our needs at once, back in February" -- including weapons and funding required to keep state-provided services functioning.
In response to Zelenskyy's speech, Bloomberg wrote that WEF efforts are critical to transforming "Putin's Russia into a world pariah," adding that this "can be particularly effective if seriously absorbed by the audience of the World Economic Forum, by the Olympus of managers, politicians, economists gathered in the Swiss Alps from all over the world."
David Beasley, the executive director of the United Nations' World Food Program, said the same day that the global food situation is deteriorating and that mass migration will occur from areas of high food insecurity to countries that have food, which will cause its own instability.
But the fact is, sanctioning Russia -- a top grain and fertilizer exporter -- has caused much of the food insecurity, and if Western nations agree to Zelenskyy's plan to sanction Russia even more heavily, then that will simply make the crisis worse.
The West felt the need to punish Russia for acting in its own interests, which all nations tend to do. The West, therefore, has created the food shortage, not Putin.