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Russia Is Winning From the Global Food Crisis It Helped Create

While Ukraine’s ports are blocked, Russia is shipping grains to willing buyers at higher prices.

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How Russia’s Ukraine Invasion Has Paralyzed Grain Exports
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Russia’s war against Ukraine, while deepening a global food crisis, has made the invader among the biggest winners of the mess it helped create.

The war has blocked Ukraine’s grain exports by sea, cutting off vital supplies for countries from Somalia to Egypt. The disruption, topped by hot weather and droughts that are hurting wheat crops in other parts of the world, has sent prices of the grain to near-record highs and is threatening hunger in parts of the Middle East and North Africa.