Farmers self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic (DND) has attracted more than 40 thousand tons of winter wheat and barley, to complete the harvesting campaign is expected in the last month of summer, said Fins news the Minister of agricultural policy and food of Ukraine Savenko.
first in the Ministry reported that in early July, the Farmers started harvesting.
"I have already collected 40 thousand tons of winter wheat and barley, 16% of the harvest. Because of the rains we're a little behind schedule collection. To complete the collection of winter and spring crops of hope in the last month of summer. The yield is 26 to 29 quintals per hectare. That's about average, " said Savenko, noting that grown In the current year of bread will be enough for the needs of the Republic.
according to his statement, it is important to keep the crop as well as among them from fires due to shelling from Ukrainian forces.
"Already there have been two cases of fire, fields of wheat due to a fire, the loss of medium-sized, could be extinguished. Ukrainian Military shelled purposefully, for example - the fire field in Telmanovo district, Donetsk region. They beat the harvester, which was released on cleaning. But we are doing everything to preserve the harvest. MOE and businessmen themselves heavily guarded field, in which case you are ready to extinguish them quickly, " added the Minister.
The military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of Donbas lasts more than a year. At the talks on February 12 were achieved consensus on stopping the fire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, introduction to the Constitution of Ukraine changes on decentralization of power and the consolidation of special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".