The FINANCIAL -- The controlled territories of Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts planted spring crops throughout over 90% of the forecasted areas, declared Oleksiy Pavlenko, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, on June 11.
In particular, he stressed that agrarians of Donetsk oblast provided the spring crops planting works throughout 96% of the planned areas, Luhansk oblast - 93%. At the same time, agrarians of the uncontrolled territories of Ukraine managed to plant crops throughout nearly one third of the planned areas, according to APK Inform.
The difficult situation is observed in the Crimea. Due to the deficit of water supply, the rice sector was almost completely destroyed, the irrigated areas decreased in ten times, and the general grain production will face a significant decrease. According to unofficial reports, in the current year the Crimea will lose nearly 400 thsd tonnes of wheat, said the Minister.
According O.Pavlenko, the remaining territories of Ukraine already completed spring crops planting. The favorable weather conditions will contribute to receiving of good harvest volumes. The forecasts of future grain production are very promising.