The Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova wrote that Russians have started exporting grain and food from the temporarily occupied territories. Her April 21 Telegram post said:
Residents of the TOT of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea report that they have recently noticed an increase in the number of freight trains with "grain" written on them. They all belong to the "North Caucasian Railway.” Trains go to railway stations bordering the Kherson region. TOT AR Crimea does not have such grain stocks for export in such quantity.” Eyewitnesses in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea report that the sale of vegetables exported from the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson region has started on the peninsula.
Several weeks ago Reuters reported that Russians had attacked Ukrainian grain stores. Pictures of wasted grain also appeared around the same time in early April. Exporting grain and foodstuffs from the occupied territories violates Article 55 of the 1949 Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.
A Timeline of Russian and Ukrainian Telegram channels
A Russian website claimed it was taking grain stores from Ukraine. Then, it claimed to have been hacked and removed the post.
A pro-Kremlin telegram channel posted “Wheat, flour and corn from the republics of Donbass will soon enter the Russian market.” The post continues by saying that Russia opens up “great prospects for businesses from the Donbass republics.”
Ukraine’s General Staff warns about the theft of grain.
Russian channel claims the West will blame Russia for famine.
Belarusian KGB blames Ukraine for an expected billion people who will suffer hunger because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
A pro-Kremlin channel quotes Mishustin as saying “Russia is more than 100% sufficient in grain and vegetable oil, fish and meat, and more than 80% potatoes, milk and vegetables.”
A rather emotional post was shared in the pro-Kremlin Telegram channel Zapiski Vetarana saying “We are fighting for our existence, and if for this Russia has to destroy hundreds of thousands of enemy soldiers and starve millions of fat German burghers, then so be it.”
A pro-Kremlin channel discussed the Central Bank attempting to have foreign buyers pay in rubles for grain.
“As a result of the shelling, a granary was damaged, from which 20 tons of grain spilled out. There were no casualties, according to the Headquarters of the DPR.”
Russia blames Ukraine for a shelling that wasted 20 tons of grain.
Pro-Kremlin channel asserts that grain stores in Ukraine are critically low, which conflicts with visual evidence.
Russian state-controlled outlet RIA Novosti says “Belarus has extended the ban on the export of the main types of grain from the country, including to the EAEU states, for six months.”
Russian state-controlled outlet RIA Novosti says “The customs subcommittee decided to ban the export of grain from Russia to the EAEU countries (until August 31, applies to wheat, meslin, rye, barley and corn).”
A pro-Kremlin channel called “Donbass decides” reported “The last time the granary was shelled was on 27 February. Then three hits were recorded, as a result of the incident, about 50 tons of grain spilled out.”
The Russian invaders are exporting grain and food from the occupied territories | odessa-journal.com
The Russians export grain and food from the temporarily occupied territories. The Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova wrote about this in the Telegram. The russians want to repeat the famine not only in Ukraine, but also to cause famine in the world.
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