Taras Vysotsky, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for Agriculture and Food Affairs said on Sunday that since the start of the Russian war, the agriculture sector in Ukraine has incurred losses reaching $4.3 billion.
Vysotsky warned, in a statement carried by the Ukrainian news agency, “Ukrainform”, that Russia is deliberately destroying the agricultural infrastructure in Ukraine.
He noted that according to a study prepared by the Center for Food and Land Use Research Kyiv School of Economics (KSE), the losses of Ukrainian agriculture from the conflict with Russian have already amounted to $4.3 billion.
Vysotsky added that since the beginning of the war, Moscow has exported at least 400,000 tons of grain from the Ukrainian regions controlled by the Russian army.
According to Vysotsky, there were about 1.5 million tons of grain in those regions according to the records, and now Ukrainians who are there reported that there is an export of these grains.
He explained that he found out while gathering information that there are about 400,000 tons of grain exported by Russia.