Ivan Fedorov noted that the occupied territories of the South of Ukraine are on the verge of famine.
Mayor of Melitopol Ivan Fedorov called the actions of the invaders in the Ukrainian occupied territories genocide and famine .
He expressed this opinion during the informational telethon.
“I want to comment on what is happening in our occupied territories: on the one hand, this is genocide, but we can fully compare it with the Holodomor, which was created by the Soviet regime directly in Ukraine and, of course, in the south of the country,” he said.
He stressed that today there is no shortage of food, but the occupied territories are really on the verge of starvation, because it is not known what will happen in the fall.
“Today there is no shortage of products on our territory, but the price at which the Russians are trying to sell products that are imported from the temporarily occupied Crimea is three to four times more expensive than what they cost in Zaporozhye, Dnipro or Kyiv, and our people today do not have cash, because 80% of unemployment is directly in the occupied territories and they do not have access to these rather expensive products, so indeed, today we are on the verge of starvation, and I do not understand what we will do in the fall,” he said. mayor of Melitopol.
In addition, he spoke about the difficult conditions in which the invaders put Ukrainian farmers, actually robbing them.
“About two weeks ago, they (occupiers – UNIAN) started discussions with our farmers in the temporarily occupied territories, and provided them with the conditions for the future harvest, the conditions were as follows: 70% is taken by the occupiers, 30% is given to our farmers to sell at reduced prices. But we clearly understand that 30% at incomprehensible prices is not even a cover for the cost of grown products. Therefore, they rob our farmers, rob our villages,” the mayor added.
He expressed hope that the Armed Forces would be able to liberate the entire south and east of our state and restore its territorial integrity.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Fedorov said that Russian occupiers were transporting grain from the Zaporozhye region to Crimea by train.