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France recognizes Holodomor as genocide against Ukrainians. President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked France on March 28 for recognizing the Holodomor as a genocide against the Ukrainian people. One hundred and sixty-eight deputies of the National Assembly, the lower house of the French parliament, voted in favor of the resolution. Two voted against it.
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Russia launches missiles at Kharkiv Oblast, injuring 1. Russian forces launched two S-300 missiles at the city of Bohodukhiv in Kharkiv Oblast on March 28, the Prosecutor General's Office wrote. As a result of the attack, a 73-year-old man was injured and is currently being treated in the hospital for a concussion.
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Military: Russia's activity in Ukraine's south declines. Russia's combat activity in Ukraine's south has decreased as its troops have lost many warehouses and can't arrange resupply of weapons and ammunition, Ukraine's Southern Command spokesperson Natalia Humeniuk said on national television on March 28.

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AP: Russia stole at least $530 million worth of Ukrainian grain

by The Kyiv Independent news desk October 3, 2022 11:01 PM 1 min read

According to a joint investigation by Associated Press and PBS, Russia has run an operation using falsified documents to steal Ukrainian grain worth at least $530 million.

The AP and PBS used satellite imagery and marine radio transponder data to track three dozen ships making more than 50 voyages carrying grain from Russian-occupied Ukrainian ports to the Middle East.

According to the investigation, the "massive smuggling operation" is being carried out by businessmen and state-owned companies in Russia and Syria. Some already face economic sanctions from the U.S. and the EU.

Russia has been systematically stealing Ukrainian grain trapped in territories occupied by Russia. The Kremlin had also blocked Ukrainian ports to prevent Kyiv from exporting its grain.

After the looming global food crisis drew attention to Russia's grain blockade, Kyiv and Moscow, on July 22, signed agreements to resume exports of Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea.

Since July, Ukraine has been able to ship around 5 million metric tons of grain.

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