Russian army shells Ukraine’s largest salmon processor facility

    Large material losses, but no loss of life.

    In the early hours of Saturday morning, the facility of Universal Fish Company, Ukraine’s largest salmon processor, near Kyiv, was shelled and destroyed. The attack took place in the early hours of Saturday morning at 3:50 a.m., the company reports on its Facebook page. In the same message, they report that no company employees were injured.

    Universal Fish Company facility shelled in Kyiv. Photo: Universal Fish Company (Facebook).
    Universal Fish Company facility shelled in Kyiv. Photo: Universal Fish Company (Facebook).

    However, the same cannot be said of the material and economic damage. In addition to the destruction of the building, the attack wiped out the entire inventory. This particular warehouse stored more than 4,000 tons of fish and seafood, the largest amount of products of Universal Fish Company, which is supplied by well-known Norwegian companies such as Lerøy Seafood Group or Mowi. According to the company, the economic valuation of the losses amounts to more than $10 million.

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    The company has also said that, in recent days, from these facilities, shipments of goods were being made not only to customers but also to the Ukrainian Army and volunteers participating in the conflict. Universal Fish Company believes that its warehouse became a target because the Russian military seeks to leave people without supplies. “We understand that this shelling was carried out on purpose to create a humanitarian crisis in the Kyiv region”, they state on their Facebook page.

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