While Ukraine has received enormous aid from around the world since the Russian invasion began in February, open support for Russia should not be dismissed.
China had warned of “serious consequences” in the lead-up to the visit but has avoided any significant military escalation so far.
Instability and rising living costs have caused significant growth in refugee and other migrant numbers globally. The opportunity to exploit the crisis will not be missed by other countries, most notably Russia.
After Russian forces seized Ukraine’s Kherson region at the beginning of its invasion, a Ukrainian official named Kirill Stremousov was installed as the new government’s deputy head.
The othering of non-white, non-European people serves to diminish the reality of their suffering.
As the U.S. and the G7 deny the negative effect of sanctions against Russia, they damage the world’s capability of avoiding a global food disaster.