Russia Continues Illegal Export of Goods Through Ports of Berdiansk and Mariupol - Intelligence

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The Russian occupiers continue illegally exporting grain crops (at least 50%), metallurgical products, chemical products, and white clay (kaolin) from the Polohy deposit through the ports of Berdiansk and Mariupol, the CFTS portal reports.

A source in the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense confirmed this information to the CFTS portal: “As of late May 2024, the occupiers are using the appropriated infrastructure of the Ukrainian seaports in the cities of Berdiansk and Mariupol. They are using these ports to illegally export grain harvested in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. To facilitate this, the occupiers have restored grain silos and carried out dredging works in these ports. In addition, products (sheet metal) manufactured by the Azovstal iron and steel works have been seen being exported through the port of Mariupol. Ships loaded with grain cargoes head to Russian ports, where the cargoes are transferred onto other ships under ‘flags of convenience’ and then transported from Russia to markets in Africa and the Middle East.”

Read from the Source – CFTS