Ukraine president hails troops; chemical plant sheltering civilians hit

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks on June 6, 2022. As bitter fighting raged in the city of Sievierodonetsk, Ukraine’s president hailed his country’s fighters for defying Russian forces in his country’s eastern Donbas region. Ukrainian Presidency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images As bitter fighting raged in the city of Sievierodonetsk, Ukraine’s president hailed his … Read more

Russia advances in east; Ukraine calls for longer-range weapons

Russian forces have stepped up their assault on the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk after claiming to have captured the nearby rail hub of Lyman, as Kyiv intensified calls for longer-range weapons from the West. Slow, solid Russian gains in recent days in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas, comprising the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, point to a subtle … Read more

Wartime World Trade: Fragmentation Thrice Over

→ Three wars curse the world today, each has fragmented world trade, and bereft of global leadership, fragmentation should be expected for the foreseeable future. ‘Fragmentation’. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary teaches this noun connotes the “breaking or separating into fragments,” and “separation into parts which form new individuals or units.” Global trade amidst three … Read more

How Russia’s war is cutting global auto production

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led auto industry watchers to cut production and sales forecasts for the next two years. The crisis has shuttered factories in Eastern Europe, and caused spikes in the prices of already precious raw materials. Some factories in Ukraine have tried to keep going amid the invasion. Workers have reportedly had … Read more