August 13, 2022

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The Ukraine-Russia war: Where does Russia take stolen grain from Ukraine?

The Ukraine-Russia war: Where does Russia take stolen grain from Ukraine?
  • Written by Nick Beck, Maria Korenok and the Reality Check team
  • BBC News

photo credit, Maxar

Russian forces are repeatedly accused of stealing grain from Ukrainian farmers in the occupied areas, as well as other crops such as sunflower seeds, as well as fertilizers and agricultural equipment.

The BBC has spoken to farmers, analyzing satellite imagery and tracking data to find evidence of where the stolen grain is going.

A few dozen kilometers from the front line, Ukrainian farmer Dmytro describes how the company he had kept for 25 years was lost in four months of Russian occupation.

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