Ukrainian Farmer Discusses Life During the Invasion

This week marks one month since the Russian military began its invasion of Ukraine.

Countries around the world are trying to strike the delicate balance of helping people in Ukraine without starting World War Three. Iowa Agribusiness Radio spoke to one Ukrainian farmer who says farmers are now soldiers.

“I farm about 600 hectares, which is considered to be a relatively small farm in the Ukraine. We grow wheat, winter wheat, maize, corn, seed potatoes and table potatoes for the processing industry. My farm is located about 150 kilometers north of Kyiv, and that’s exactly where they entered our country. Our farm is unfortunately under occupation, and we don’t have access to our farm.”

Many Ukrainians are calling for a no-fly zone over the country. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said a no-fly zone will be considered an act of war against Russia.


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