Ukrainian officials say Russian forces have taken vast stores of grain from Ukraine and exported them to Russia, exacerbating the risk of shortages and hunger in areas under Russian control. Farmers in Ukrainian territory occupied by Russian forces reported that the Russians were “stealing their grain en masse,” according to a statement released over the weekend by Ukraine’s Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food. Agriculture Minister Mykola Solskyi said on Ukrainian television last week that he had heard a surge of accounts from industry representatives about Russians seizing grain in recent weeks in occupied areas.

Ukraine officials say Russia is stealing grain, which could worsen food crisis