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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Locusts Attack Ukraine

MOSCOW () -- Some 70,000 hectares of crops in the south Ukrainian region of Zaporozhye have been destroyed by huge swarms of locusts, Interfax reported.

The agency said Wednesday six An-2 planes and dozens of tractors had been deployed to spray the insects, who had already caused damage estimated at 15 billion karbovantsy ($1.02 million).