A ship loaded with rebar has left the port in the temporarily occupied Mariupol.
Petro Andriuschenko, an adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
"A ship loaded with rebar has left Mariupol; the rebar that the ‘DPR metallurgy’ produced in a year," he said.
According to him, the Russian occupiers painted over the name of the vessel, although observations and traffic analysis show that the name of the vessel is Mezhdurechensk.
As the CFTS portal reported previously, Russia plans to turn Mariupol into a major logistics hub for exporting grain from the temporarily occupied territories in the Donetsk and Zaporizhia regions. For this, it is demolishing the railway station and rebuilding the seaport. "If they succeed in implementing their plans, they will be able to use it to export grain from the occupied territories in the Donetsk region and Zaporizhia," Andriuschenko said in April.
As the CFTS portal also reported, the Russians have illegally added the ports of Mariupol and Berdiansk to the Russian Register of Seaports and begun adding a section of the navigable waterways in the Kherson region to the "List of Internal Waterways of the Russian Federation."
The CFTS portal also reported that the Russians are exporting ore from temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories through the Mariupol seaport. Entities linked to Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), under the auspices of which the looting of Ukrainian mineral resources is taking place, sell the stolen Ukrainian ore.