Russian occupiers destroyed or captured up to 15% of Ukrainian granaries.
About this reported Conflict Observatory, a non-governmental organization funded by the US State Department.
It is noted that as of July 2022, the invaders controlled nearly 6.24 million tons of the crop. In addition, they damaged storage facilities with a capacity of 2.25 million tons, which is about 5% of the pre-war level.
More than 130 ships with food have already passed through the grain corridor – the Cabinet of MinistersDuring the one and a half months of operation of the grain corridor, 3.1 million tons of agricultural products were exported through the ports of Greater Odessa.
September 14, 2022, 3:44 p.m
The United States emphasized that the destruction of granaries is a war crime and also violates the Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions.
The State Department called Russia guilty of the global food crisis. In addition, they emphasized that the grain agreement will not help if the Russian military continues to destroy the infrastructure in Ukraine.
We will remind that on September 15, 11 ships with Ukrainian agricultural products left the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdenny. A total of 240,000 tons are on board.
And on September 12, 9 ships with agricultural products left Ukrainian ports. A total of almost 164,000 tons.