Russia says it will allow ships carrying food out of blockaded ports if sanctions are lifted.

According to the Washington Post, newly declassified U.S. intelligence shows that a Russian naval blockade has halted maritime trade at Ukrainian ports, in what world leaders call a deliberate attack on the global food supply chain.

Ukraine is a major grain producer.

The UK has warned prices will only increase if the stand-off isn’t resolved.

A US Official says the blockade has halted civil maritime traffic, entrapping Ukrainian agricultural exports and jeopardizing global food supplies.

Ukraine says the Russian invasion is in the ‘most active’ phase as Russia tried to capture the eastern Donbas region.