Russia and China participate in military drills

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • China sending troops to Russia in escalation of ‘no limits’ deal after Ukraine war stalls
  • CHINA will send its People’s Liberation Army into the Russian Far East to participate in military drills in the latest show of friendship between the two nations.
  • In a joint statement, the two countries said: “Friendship between the two States has no limits, there are no ‘forbidden’ areas of cooperation.”
  • The drills are expected to last from August 30 until September 5.
  • Other participating countries include India, Belarus, Mongolia, and Tajikistan.

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World Bank warns Food Prices could jump 37% is “human catastrophe”

Rev 6:6 NAS “And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Ukraine war: World Bank warns of ‘human catastrophe’ food crisis
  • The world faces a “human catastrophe” from a food crisis arising from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, World Bank president David Malpass has said.
  • He told the BBC that record rises in food prices would push hundreds of millions people into poverty and lower nutrition, if the crisis continues.
  • The World Bank calculates there could be a “huge” 37% jump in food prices.
  • This would hit the poor hardest, who will “eat less and have less money for anything else such as schooling”
  • Food prices are at their highest since records began 60 years ago, according to the index, after they jumped nearly 13% in March, following February’s record high.

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Expect Inflation to hit 10% analysts warn

Rev 6:6 NAS And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Russia’s Ukraine war threatens to blow US food prices sky-high
  • Inflation nearing a dangerous high, experts warn
  • It began with a rapid rise in gas prices. Now, with Russian oil banned in the United States and energy scarcity heightened globally, experts say shoppers can expect their grocery bills to rise in coming months
  • Russia and Ukraine produce 25% of the global wheat supply, according to the Observatory for Economic Complexity. While neither of these countries export wheat to the U.S. directly, their absence from the global market is expected to strain supply and push prices higher.
  • “It comes an absolutely horrible time for American consumers because we’re looking every day at inflation almost reaching 10%,” Dan Varroney

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Russian Priest Accused of Discrediting Russian Forces

Matthew 24:6 “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Russian Priest Arrested for Delivering Sermon Against Ukraine War
  • Father Ioann Burdin of the Resurrection Church in Russia’s western Kostroma region will be tried for anti-war statements in his sermon, and for publishing a link to an anti-war petition on his parish’s website, the BBC’s Russian service reported.
  • Father Ioann has been accused of discrediting Russia’s armed forces. He told parishioners about “Russian troops in Ukraine shelling the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv, Odesa, Kharkiv and killing citizens of Ukraine—brothers and sisters in Christ”
  • His parish reportedly shared a link last week to an anti-war petition, accompanied by a statement
  • “We, Christians, cannot stand idly by when a brother kills brother, a Christian kills a Christian,” the statement said. “Let’s not repeat the crimes of those who hailed Hitler’s deeds on Sept. 1, 1939.”

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