Vessels flying Georgian flag carried wheat from Ukraine illegally
The state customs service of Ukraine brought two criminal cases against companies which attempted to take out wheat at the cost of USD 2.9 mln - RosBalt.
In the first case the TV and radio company Express-inform [5th channel] sent wheat in Kaya Pioneer flying Georgian flag, to one of the Swiss companies. Documents reflected false information about the cargo.
Another case - against NBM TV and radio company, who against sent wheat on the same vessel and the same flag to one Swiss company. The wheat didn't meet category and cost declared in the customs documents.
This year the grain harvest in Ukraine was quite poor because of heat and pouring rains. Yet the government made no restrictions on export. Mykola Prisyazhnuyk, the Minister of Agricultural Policy of Ukraine, stated the government was ready to satisfy the 120 000 tons demand of the third party.