New manipulation: calls for protest against sanctions against Russia

“Due to the expected food shortage, President Macron is already considering introducing food cards for middle- and lower-income citizens in France! At the end of the year, we will have a crisis, and those on low incomes will have to go hungry.

Protests against rising prices in the world, caused by sanctions … on Russia, are on the rise. But Lithuanians are humble, like rams being driven to a slaughterhouse. publishes a footnote after a video of the protests by truck drivers in Spain on 25 March (language unchanged). Manipulation is spread on social networks

Measures to help

The message is designed to give the impression that the food cards proposed by the French leader would mean a deficit and a shortage of basic products, but that is not the case.

The term ‘food stamps’ is incorrectly identified with In Lithuania, after regaining independence, universal goods cards were distributed to the population.

At that time, due to the lack of goods in Lithuania, the so-called goods vouchers were issued according to the place of residence to purchase the most necessary goods (groats, pasta, soap, washing powder, etc.) for a certain period of time.

It was a means of meeting the minimum needs of the population on a temporary basis, but full demand for goods was only possible by increasing the supply of goods, pursuing an adequate customs policy and having its own monetary system.

However, Macron’s proposed “food voucher” system not to distribute missing goods, but to compensate the less affluent for rising prices.

Reuters / Scanpix Photo / FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron

Reuters / Scanpix Photo / FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron

The jump in prices is not just about sanctions

Wheat prices on the world market have risen sharply after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which is the world’s fifth largest exporter of wheat.

The Russians are not only destroying cities – crops are being destroyed in Ukraine, and the area of ​​useful land is rapidly declining.

Wheat prices hit record highs briefly on March 8 as the war in Ukraine disrupted agricultural exports from the country.

Even before Russia invaded Ukraine, food prices rose due to a pandemic – disrupted logistics chains.

In February United Nations International Food Price Index rose to an all-time high. nuotr./Kviečiai nuotr./Kviečiai

Drivers protest in Madrid

The protests by truck drivers that began in Madrid in mid-March have nothing to do with France.

Drivers wearing yellow vests took to the streets in protest of rising fuel prices.

The Spanish government has offered concessions to protesting truck drivers and one-off cash benefits, but the main group of drivers who organized the strike, the Road Transport Defense Platform, rejected the proposed measures as insufficient and promised to continue protesting.

Despite these intentions, the protests waned. nuotr./Sunkvežimiai nuotr./Sunkvežimiai

The strike, which had lasted for almost three weeks, was “suspended” in early April.

Inflation in Spain reached a 37-year high in March, jumping from 7.6 percent in February. up to 9.8 percent

The country is experiencing a wave of social unrest due to rapidly rising inflation, and these processes have been exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Lukashenko, Putin

Lukashenko, Putin

There is no other way out

According to Swedbank economist Greta Ilekytėas a result of various sanctions and restrictions, Russia’s 11th largest economy is already becoming isolated and isolated not only from the global economic system but also from airspace.

According to the economist, Russia is followed by the leader of Belarus, which is not recognized by the West, allowing the Russian army to use the country’s territory and leading the country to even greater international isolation of its country.

“It is likely that the world will feel the effects of higher inflation, slower economic growth and greater volatility in financial markets. However, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and violations of international law leave no other way than to pay that economic price.

Any cooperation with the aggressor poses an even greater economic risk to the future, and as the decisions made by the countries of the world show, the economic interests of the countries are no longer in the first place, ”says G. Ilekytė.

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