In Ukraine, the Russian military has started targeting agricultural equipment.
Several cases of agricultural equipment destruction have been recorded in the Brovary district (Kyiv region), Melitopol district (Zaporizhzhia region), Priluk, Nizhyn, and Novhorod-Seversk districts (Chernihiv region). There were also similar cases in the Kherson and Kharkiv regions.
“The occupiers are targeting agricultural machinery and undermining food security in Ukraine and the world,” the Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine reports.
It is also reported that agricultural equipment is being seized en masse by the Russian military for engineering work, building fortifications, and using tractors for armored vehicles. The local population in the occupied settlements is forced to join this work.
On the night of March 13, a targeted airstrike hit the settlements of Chupakhivka and Olenynske, Akhtyrsk District (Sumy Region), targeting agricultural equipment storage sites. As a result, more than 30 vehicles were destroyed.