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In an extended interview with Pakistan’s PTV World on Tuesday, I analyzed how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is exacerbating problems with global food supplies.

I review the significance of Ukraine and Russia — 30% of the world’s wheat, 75% of its sunflowers, almost 20% of its maize, and much of its fertilizer. I explain how one man, Vladimir Putin, is responsible for the threat to supplies, and how he could end that threat today if he wished.

Until Vladimir Putin decides he does not want to take over part of Ukraine, we are going to have these effects on food, whether it be in Africa, in Latin America, or in Pakistan because supplies will be restricted.

The other guest is Russian commmentator Daria Platonova, who recites the Kremlin’s lines on its invasion of Ukraine.