Grain consumed in occupied Ukraine, exported from Crimea: sources Agricultural equipment also said taken by Russians Russia has taken more than 500,000 mt of grain, worth more than $100 million, from territories it has occupied in Ukraine since invading on Feb. 24, the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said May 12.  The volume may be as high as 1 million mt, according to market sources. The grain was transported to the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula and then exported from ports there, they said. The stolen grain was also consumed in Russia-occupied territories, the sources said. In addition, Russian authorities in the occupied Ukrainian city of Berdyansk ordered on May 7 the expropriation of wheat and barley from grain elevators belonging to Politekhnika, based there, according to a source at that company. “There were 40,500 mt […]