DISINFO: Ukrainians burned 50,000 tons of grain in Mariupol on purpose
  • Outlet: francais.rt.com Archived* francais.rt.com Archived* RT English Archived*
  • Date of publication: June 21, 2022
  • Article language(s): French, English
  • Reported in: Issue 296
  • Countries / regions discussed: Ukraine, Russia
food War in Ukraine

DISINFO: Ukrainians burned 50,000 tons of grain in Mariupol on purpose


Roman Kossarev, a journalist from RT International noted on the 8th of June, in the Mariupol port, that considerable volumes of corn and wheat, almost 50,000 tons, had been burned at a storage point by Ukrainian forces confirming information from the Russian Ministry of Defence.


Pro-Kremlin disinformation about war in Ukraine, obfuscating Russia's responsibility global food security crisis.

There is no evidence to substantiate claims that Ukrainian forces burnt the grain. Russia's destruction of Ukraine's agricultural production areas, farming and harvesting equipmenyt, looting and plundering, blocking the trade routes in the Black Sea is well-documented.

See the debunk of this particular claim by Ukrainian journalists.

Read also related disinformation cases: The food crisis is associated primarily with the sanctions of the US and the West; Ukraine is responsible for its inability to export grains and lack of food export; Ukraine is paying for weapons with grain


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