In the Melitopol district, Russian invaders are seizing grain from farmers and are trying to stage a Holodomor. The mayor of Melitopol Ivan Fedorov said this during the national news telethon, Ukrinform reports.
"The situation is only getting worse. In recent days, a massive export of grain from our district has begun. Today it is already obvious that the occupiers are trying to stage the Holodomor in the occupied territories. There was the Holodomor of 1932-33, and now they are trying to make the Holodomor of 2022-23," Fedorov said.
He noted that today grain is massively exported from all elevators and barn-floors.
"The occupiers are negotiating with farmers — they are offered to keep 30% of the crop they harvest, and they will try to seize 70%," he added.
The mayor of Melitopol noted that the farmers are in despair because they do not know whether to continue growing crops or not.
Context. Earlier, First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Taras Vysotskyi said that the Russian invaders had already taken several hundred thousand tons of grain from the temporarily occupied territories in Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia regions.
On the website of the Legislative Assembly of the Krasnoyarsk Krai of Russia, a text was published about plans to "expropriate the surplus crops of farmers in the Kherson region." The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry stressed that such a decision by the Legislative Assembly of the Krasnoyarsk Krai of Russia is nothing more than a direct continuation of the criminal policy of the Soviet government responsible for the Holodomor of 1932-1933 and the massive man-made famine of 1921-1923 and 1946-1947.