The Russian military has destroyed the National Center for Plant Genetic Resources in Kharkiv.

It was the only plant genetic bank in Ukraine. The bank stored more than 160,000 varieties and hybrids of plants from around the world.

“I am sad to say that under Hitler’s Germany, when the whole of Ukraine was under occupation, the Germans did not destroy this collection, but on the contrary, tried to save something because they knew that their descendants would need it.

Since it is a question of food security of each country. Breeders from all over the world, all countries, including Russia, ordered and received samples from this gene pool to create their own varieties adapted to the area, “said Doctor of Agricultural Sciences Serhiy Avramenko.

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