Fedorov: Farmers in the occupied Melitopol region refuse to participate in the sowing season
Farmers in the temporarily occupied territories do not want to participate in the sowing campaign. While the occupation authorities lie about a successful campaign.
The mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, said this in a TV marathon.
According to him, Ukrainian farmers do not sow anything as it would be unprofitable.
Our farmers are not sowing, as all of last year's crops were bought from them at a price 2-3 times lower than the production cost. The highest price per tonne for grain was $50 per tonne last year. But to grow grain, we had to spend twice as much. That is why no more than 20% of the sown area throughout the temporarily occupied territory has been sown to date. And farmers do not take the risk of sowing, because they do not know what they are investing their money into," Fyodorov said.
But at the same time, the occupation authorities in Zaporizhzhya Region are reporting a successful sowing campaign.
The so-called acting governor of Zaporizhzhya Region, Ye. Balitskyy, lied to the Kremlin about an allegedly successful sowing campaign in the occupied territories.
Putin needs Ukrainian grain. And Balitsky has reported properly. However, in reality the situation with the sowing campaign is close to collapse. Farmers have remained at a loss since last year and do not risk investing again," said the head of Melitopol.
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