DENYS KARLOVSKYI – Friday, 10 June 2022, 17:12
In occupied Starobilsk in the Luhansk region, Russian soldiers of the so-called "LPR" [Luhansk People's Republic] have sent 650 tonnes of stolen Ukrainian grain to Russia.
Source: Russian state news agency "RIA Novosti"
Details: The leader of the unrecognised armed group "LPR" Leonid Pasechnik observed the loading of stolen grain into railway wagons at the Starobilsky grain storage facility.
The head of the militants claims that he was instructed to organise the export of grain from the Luhansk region because there is apparently more grain than is required.
The "LPR" militants claim that they have abolished "export duties" to Russia, essentially inventing explanations for the organised looting of Ukrainian resources by the Russian occupation forces.
- Ivan Fedorov, the Mayor of Melitopol, confirmed that Russian invaders were exporting grain stolen from Ukrainians.
- Some countries are refusing to accept Russian ships with stolen grain.
- Russia's navy is blockading sea routes in the Black Sea and threatening to fire on civilian ships, leaving tens of millions of tonnes of wheat stranded in Ukrainian ports. Russian diplomats are negotiating with Turkey to help export the grain without Ukraine.