The Russian occupiers in the temporarily occupied Zaporizhia region are trying to establish the process of exporting stolen Ukrainian grain. For this purpose, they plan to use the infrastructure of Ukrainian agricultural and stevedoring enterprises located on the territory not controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense’s Main Intelligence Directorate.

According to the directorate, local collaborators "nationalized" the Nova Khortytsia company’s dockside grain elevator in Berdiansk, the Asket Shipping company’s loading complex in the port of Berdiansk, and the grain elevators of the Kernel, Optimus, and other grain traders in order to create an effective grain export infrastructure.

The so-called State Unitary Company was also created. Collaborator Yevhen Balytskyi directly controls its operations.

The first vessel to be loaded for the State Unitary Company was supposed to arrive on 10 July. The Zhibek Zholy ship, which already transported stolen grain from Berdiansk, is expected to arrive on 17 July. This vessel belongs to a company based in Kazakhstan.

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