Ukrainian farmers who are ploughing their fields on the frontline are having to wear bulletproof vests and ballistic helmets.
In the area of Zaporizhzhia which is just a few miles from were the “Battle for Donbas” is raging with constant indiscriminate Russian missiles farmers are trying to grow crops to feed the world.
The Ukraine supplies around a fifth of the worlds high grade wheat and the country is known as “the world’s breadbasket.”
Ukrainian grain harvest has been predicted by the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) to be down by 20% compared to last year.
The Sun reported that contract farmer Yuri started work at the end of February and said he is used to the shelling from his former military service.
The shelling in eastern Ukraine has increased in recent weeks, Yuri, 41, and his colleague Oleksii have said that they are determined to plough the fields this spring.
He said, “We go out, pass the checkpoints, get to work, drink tea and coffee, put on our vests and go.
“We fill up (with diesel) and then go to fields.
“If there is shelling, we pack up and go to the office,” Yuri said.
Oleksii, 43, said the Russian rocket attacks are “scary” but it is manageable as the shelling mainly happens at night.
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