The Russian aggressor apparently included in the “Crimean harvest” of 2022 part of the grain stolen from the south of mainland Ukraine. About it informs Association for the Reintegration of Crimea.
Thus, the Association draws attention to the fact that as of July 19, the invaders’ propaganda stated that they had collected more than one million tons of grains and legumes in Crimea, with a general plan to collect up to 1.5 million tons.
“The same 1.5 million tons of grain were harvested in the occupied Crimea in 2021,” the report says.
But last year, the occupiers “boasted” of this achievement. When using more outdated agricultural technologies, equipment and varieties of seeds in the occupied peninsula, the best farms on the peninsula had grain yields of “as much as” 30 centners per hectare, while 42 centners in the neighboring Kherson region.
However, now the protege of the occupiers, Sergei Aksyonov, announced an allegedly “record harvest” on the peninsula, namely, a total volume of 2.1 million tons, the Association notes. At the same time, such a sudden “excess” by the occupiers of the recent plan clearly correlates with the volumes of grain already exported by the Russian invaders from the occupied mainland south of Ukraine.
As noted in the Association, the invaders, obviously, took such a step both in order to “hide” the results of their own looting, and with the propaganda “demonstration of the success of the Crimean farmers.”
A month ago, the representative of the Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Taras Vysotsky, said that since the start of the large-scale invasion, Russia has removed at least 400,000 tons of grain from the newly occupied territories; it is obvious that as part of the 2022 harvest, this figure has increased significantly over the past month, informs the Crimean Reintegration Association.
Last week, in the Kherson region, the occupiers also decided to take away and redistribute grain from the granaries of the Nibulon company, entrepreneur Alexei Vadatursky, who died last weekend during the Russian shelling of Nikolaev. About this About this informed First Deputy Chairman of the Kherson Regional Council Yury Sobolevsky.
By the way, on August 1, the invaders in the Kherson region stole a Nibulon bargewhich traditionally transported watermelons from Kherson to Kyiv.
Recall Aleksey Vadatursky could have been purposefully killed. This opinion was expressed by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Andriy Kostin, who specified that a premeditated murder is considered as one of the versions of what happened. A survey of more than 50 people has already been conducted, several examinations are planned.
Moreover, the Russian media indirectly confirmed that the murder of Vadatursky could have been deliberate. RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan wrote in her post that the death of businessman Vadatursky was “denazification”.