During the war in Ukraine, Russia stole from more than half a million tons of capture and more than 11,000 tons of steel – a total of $166 million.
Since the beginning of the war, Ukraine has stolen more than half a million tons of wheat, corn and barley, as well as more than 11,000 tons of steel products, totaling more than $166 million. story in the Russia Theft Watch report.
In total, the report recorded about 50 cases of theft. Also found were 28,000 tons of steel products loaded onto ships and nearly 200,000 tons of metal in a port that Russia could decorate at any moment. It is noted that the steel was mostly stolen from the Azovstal metallurgical plant, which was under blockade in Mariupol.
“The theft of the Ukrainian country will give Russia the means to maintain its troops, weapons and supplies and prolong the war, either through or through the sale, along with the stolen grain, of other states or individual territories,” the report says.
The authors of the study remind that although looting is an international law, legal entities of the Russian Federation prohibit the illegal confiscation of property, this activity continues, and the world pays for this high price. The European Union has already warned that Russia poses a global threat of hunger, and rising steel prices have increased global inflation and this will also affect all countries of the world.
“The theft and contamination of hundreds of thousands of consuming and other agricultural products only increased the share due to this war and spread to many countries that have increased from Ukrainian consumption,” the authors of the study write.
If the global community does not contain the observed illegal actions of Russia already now, the consequences will be even more serious and serious, which will exacerbate the problems of the global economic recovery after COVID-19, the report says.