Troops during a military operation in Ukraine War Ukraine Photo: Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. A Ukrainian government advisor posted a video on social media showing soldiers trying to put out fires in grain fields in Ukraine, allegedly caused by invading Russian troops.
A Russian naval blockade keeps it from exporting lucrative agricultural products, which is one of the main problems the war is creating, which is due to huge food shortages and a Russian naval blockade.
Ukraine is the breadbasket of Europe and provides food to many of the Middle East and Africa, whose countries have expressed concern about the breadbasket, as well as some of the most fertile land on the European continent.
Incendiary bombs, which have been banned by a UN treaty signed by Russia, Ukraine and 123 other countries, have been used repeatedly by Putin's forces since he began his invasion on February 24.
The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons prohibits the use of specific types of weapons deemed to cause unnecessary or unjustifiable suffering to combatants or to indiscriminately affect civilians. The flammable contents of the bombs burn at 2,200 C and cause fires that are difficult to extinguish.
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said this week there are 20 million tons of grain in closed silos outside the Black Sea port of Odessa, and there are more waiting on ships unable to leave this key strategic port.
Russian President Putin is avoiding food shipments and aggressively uses his propaganda machine to deflect or distort responsibility because he expects the world to give in to him and end sanctions. He said it was blackmail, and simply put it in other words.