Dairy farm in Ukraine’s Donbas region struggles to survive

DMYTRIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — One of the last working dairy farms on Ukrainian-controlled territory in the eastern Donbas region is doing everything it can to stay afloat in a place where neither workers nor animals are safe from war.

Only around 200 head of cattle remain of the nearly 1,300 kept at the farm before Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24.

Managers say the 8,000-acre (3,200-hectare) farm is producing two tons of milk a day compared to 11 tons daily before the war.

Cultivating the wheat that also made up a significant proportion of the KramAgroSvit farm’s revenues comes with risks.

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