(JustPatriots.com)- Russian President Vladimir Putin cut off a major shipping route used by Ukraine as he sent in forces to invade the country. Russian troops have invaded the country, dropping bombs on cities throughout Ukraine and even targeting the capital city of Kiev despite claiming they intended to engage in a “peacekeeping mission” in Donetsk and Luhansk.
Marine trackers have shown how Russian tankers are blocking the Kerch Strait, which connects the Black Sea and the Azov Sea. Large numbers of vessels that are owned by foreign nations are apparently stuck in the water while Russian ships remain anchored in the region.
The Ukrainian military was forced to stop all operations at its ports.
On Thursday, Russian ships began targeting Snake Island, which is controlled by Ukraine but sits just off the coast of Romania, an Eastern European country that is also a member of NATO.
The blocking of this importing passageway could cause a huge disruption in the global food supply as both Ukraine and Russia are among the biggest exporters of wheat in the world. Ukraine and Russia also make up 19% of all corn exports and 80% of all sunflower oil exports. It could result in massive hikes in food prices across Europe and even the United States.
The Daily Mail reported how one European grade trader said that the market is currently unable to get a “clear picture” of the situation.
“The ports in the Azov and Black Sea so far seem not to have been damaged according to the initial shipping agency reports,” the trader added.
Russia confirmed that the strait had been shut down, claiming that the decision was made to prevent possible terrorist activity.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is going to have major global consequences.