|Yuriev Institute of Plant Industry före förstörelsen|
Rapport i The Insider i dag:
As a result of the shelling of Kharkiv by the Russian army Ukraine's only Plant Genetic Resources Bank, one of the largest in the world, was destroyed, reported doctor of agricultural sciences Serhiy Avramenko, leading researcher at the Yuriev Institute of Plant Industry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. According to him, the Ukrainian military were never present in the institute building, it was a scientific institution that was targeted.
More than 160,000 varieties and hybrids of crops from all over the world were stored in the bank.
«Everything turned to ashes - tens of thousands of samples of seed material! Including varieties that are hundreds of years old, ancient, which can no longer be restored. Everything burnt out,» the scientist said.