Donetsk, Sep 14 — DAN. The Donetsk People’s Republic has shipped some 300,000 tons of grain to other Russian regions and foreign countries since the beginning of this year, said the press service of the DPR Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry.

“The DPR has exported about 300,000 tons of grain and grain-legumes to other regions of the Russian Federation and foreign states since the beginning of 2023, ” the press service told the Donetsk News Agency.

In March, DAN reported on DPR grain export plans. Back then, the regional agriculture ministry said that the Russian government had exempted DPR grain producers from paying export duties on 143,000 tons of wheat and barley.

This year, the DPR harvested more than 720,000 tons of grain and grain-legumes. The regional authorities said that the Republic had reached self-sufficiency in grain, oil-yielding crops, flour and sunflower oil.*jk