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Ukrainian farmers grow crops on 95% of land in non-occupied part of Zaporizhzhia region

24 May, 2024 Friday
20:40

Despite ongoing Russian attacks, agrarians from Zaporizhzhia region continue to work in the territories that are under the control of Ukraine

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This was stated by Ivan Fedorov, head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration.

"Today, there is no massive issue of mine clearance, as the area where agricultural work is being carried out has not been mined, there are isolated cases of mine clearance, mostly the clearance of shells that hit the territory of Zaporizhzhia region, and our rescuers and military are working extremely hard here, but in general, we see that about 95% of the territories controlled by the government of Ukraine are being cultivated by our farmers today," Fedorov said. 

He noted that the issue of land where fortifications have been built is being discussed separately with farmers.

The issue of further logistics of the harvested products remains a challenge. 

"Despite the fact that Zaporizhzhia region is in an extremely difficult logistical situation today, as the nearest ports where the products are sold are more than 600-700 kilometres away, this significantly affects the cost of the agricultural products that our farmers grow with such danger and such difficulty," said the head of Zaporizhzhia region. 

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