Russia steals $5 million worth of Ukraine’s John Deere equipment

Russian troops have stolen nearly $5 million worth of farm vehicles from a John Deere dealership in Ukraine. Some of the equipment was shipped more than 700 miles away only to find they had been remotely locked and not able to use.

Some of the equipment stolen was two compound harvesters and 27 other tractors and seeders.


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