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Grain stolen by occupiers from Ukraine is sent through the Mediterranean Sea to Syria – GUR

About it informs Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

“The occupiers continue to export food stolen in Ukraine to the territory of the Russian Federation and the occupied Crimea,” the report says.

In particular, in Pologa, Zaporozhye region, grain and sunflower seeds, which are in storage, are being prepared for transportation to the Russian Federation. Also, for this purpose, the stored crop is withdrawn. A convoy of Russian KAMAZ and DAF trucks loaded with grain left Energodar in the direction of Kamenka Dneprovskaya under the protection of the military. The final destination of the column is the occupied Crimea.

In the village of Volokhov Yar, Kharkiv region, collaborators help the invaders to take grain out of the hangars. Grain carriers are sent to the Russian border.

1,500 tons of grain were exported by grain carriers (Krymzernotrans) from Malaya Lepetikha, Kherson region, to the occupied Crimea. There is information that in addition to grain, the occupiers are exporting to Crimea large volumes of vegetables stolen in Ukraine – beets, potatoes, cabbage.

“Today it is known that a significant part of the grain stolen from Ukraine is on dry cargo ships under the Russian flag in the Mediterranean Sea. The most likely country of destination for the cargo is Syria. From there, grain can be smuggled to other countries in the Middle East,” military intelligence said.

As reported, according to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy, since the beginning of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russian invaders have taken from the new occupied territories to Crimea about 400-500 thousand tons of grain, as a result of which the losses of Ukrainian farmers amount to at least $ 125 million. Almost all ships coming from Sevastopol are loaded with stolen Ukrainian grain. This illegal business is supervised by the special services and military of the aggressor country.

The TsZhR reported on the total looting of the Russian military in the new Ukrainian occupied territories. Early vegetables are taken away or a penny are bought from farmers, which are then taken to the occupied Crimea. There with tilt trucks transport the grain that they steal from elevators and warehouses in Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. Crimea does not need this grain, because it has enough of its own, moreover, it sends grain for illegal export to Syria and Egypt. But now it is increasing the volume of transshipment. Probably at the expense of hundreds of thousands of tons of looted grain from the newly occupied territories. Ekaterina Yaresko, Associate Professor of Kharkiv University and investigator of the SeaKrime project of the Peacemaker Center, spoke about this in detail on the air of the program “A Question of National Security” (TV project Center for Investigative Journalism).

Text version of the interview with Ekaterina Yaresko, Associate Professor of Kharkiv University and investigator of the SeaKrime project at the Myrotvorets Center read the link.

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At 4 am on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on Ukrainian territory and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military commits thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.

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