Ukrainian farmers are sowing crops in almost all parts of the country despite Russia’s ongoing bombardment, the Ukrainian government said on Wednesday, writes news agency MIA.
However, it has not been possible to sow crops in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said on Tuesday evening. Russian troops almost entirely control Luhansk.
Shmygal said the government was providing 3.5 billion hryvnias ($116 million) in discounted loans to the agricultural sector.
“We are helping the farmers.” Officials are also trying to simplify processes for the registration of agricultural technology.
“We are doing this so that sowing and work in the field does not come to a standstill anywhere.”
Ukraine is one of the world’s largest grain producers but there are growing concerns of a large-scale crop failure as Russian continues to bombard its neighbor.
Such a crop failure could cause shortages and price increases on international agricultural markets.