Analysis of satellite images by NASA's special programme NASA Harvest has revealed that over 5.8 million tonnes of wheat have been harvested in Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine, valued at $1 billion (€949 million). About 88 per cent of winter crops planted in occupied areas were harvested. Especially in frontline areas, wheat remained in the fields.
This means that Ukraine is not receiving any revenue from the crop, though it is unclear if Russia is profiting from it. There is speculation that the grain is being sold on the global market, possibly to countries such as Libya and Iran.
Ukraine is one of the largest grain exporters worldwide. The Russian invasion and blockade of Ukrainian ports have caused serious disruption to trading, although an agreement brokered by Turkey allowed some Ukrainian grain exports to resume by sea.