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Journalists identify part of Russian vessels that exported Ukrainian grain through port of Mariupol

Monday, 8 April 2024, 21:49
Journalists identify part of Russian vessels that exported Ukrainian grain through port of Mariupol
Screenshot: video of Bihus.Info

At least three cargo ships loading grain in Mariupol were caught on video by Russian propaganda media. Journalists found names of several grain trading companies in documents logging the grain loaded onto these vessels.

Source: Bihus.Info

The first ship with stolen grain left the port of occupied Mariupol in May 2023. 


The video of Russian propaganda media from the occupied port of Mariupol repeatedly caught the process of loading grain on several Russian vessels. Among them are container ships STK-1003 and STK-1016 of the St Petersburg company Remote Marine Terminal and the motor ship Mezhdurechensk, owned by the River-Sea Management Company of Russian entrepreneur and former tugboat captain Gennadii Arustamov.

The journalists say that data from tracking services confirm their stay in the occupied Ukrainian port and further movement to the ports of Rostov-on-Don, Azov, Caucasus, and Yeisk.

A Russian state-owned company, Roscapstroy, manages the invading fleet in Mariupol.

Documents provided to Bihus.Info by the Myrotvorets Centre state that grain from the occupied territories was loaded onto these vessels by several companies.

In particular, in 2023, all three vessels were loaded with wheat by the Russian company Sunagro, registered in Rostov-on-Don at the end of 2022. It belongs to Mykola Mishchuk, who had run from the All-Ukrainian Agrarian Association Spade and now, according to the Russian Register of Companies, has Russian citizenship.

The documents also mention a Moscow company, Zorka Food, owned by Russian Vladimir Naumov and Belarusian Tatiana Pashkevich; and Asta Group, registered in occupied Donetsk, which belongs to Russian citizen Robert Asatrian, the Bihus.Info article says.


  • German TV channel ARD conducted an investigation that revealed that German companies are helping the Russian occupation regime with construction in occupied Mariupol.

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