Russians Export Another Batch of Stolen Metal From Mariupol Port
A river/sea vessel from Rostov-on-Don entered the port.
The first ship of the river/sea class entered the port of Mariupol this year and exported another batch of stolen metal out of the port.
Petro Andriuschenko, an adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
According to him, this is the smallest vessel that the port can handle.
“Construction materials were brought in demonstratively, but another batch of rolled metal was secretly seized. A total of 1,900 tons arrived. If the port can unload ships quickly, then such a significant reduction in logistics can improve the speed and quantity of formation of the occupiers’ military reserves,“ he said.
As the CFTS portal reported, 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.
As reported earlier, the Russians have illegally added the ports of Mariupol and Berdiansk to the Russian Register of Seaports and begun the process of 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.