In its sanctions war with the USA and the EU, Russia destroys food that they deem to be illegal imports. n August 2014, Moscow introduced a ban on the import of meat, poultry and fish, cheese, milk, fruit and vegetables from the US, EU, Australia, Canada, Norway, and some other countries that sanctioned Russia over the Ukrainian crisis and its reunification with Crimea.
10 tons of cheese has been destroyed. 20 tons of cheese currently await in Saint Petersburg to be destroyed. 73 tons of peaches and nectarines from Turkey.
Having confiscated the food couldn’t the Russian government given it out free to the hungry of Donetsk.