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Ten articles to help you better understand Russia’s invasion of Ukraine… and where SA fits in

Ten articles to help you better understand Russia’s invasion of Ukraine… and where SA fits in
From top: Displaced Ukrainians make their way to a platform at Lviv-Holovnyi railway station in Lviv, Ukraine, on 14 March 2022. (Photo: Kobi Wolf / Bloomberg via Getty Images) | Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: EPA-EFE / THIBAULT CAMUS / POOL) | Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a residential apartment building in the Sviatoshynskyi District on 15 March 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo: Chris McGrath / Getty Images)

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is having a ripple effect around the world. Daily Maverick has put together 10 articles to help you better understand the reasons for the war, the fallout, and South Africa's place in all of it.

Putin’s failure of historic proportions to rewrite history

Putin’s failure of historic proportions to rewrite history

Somewhere, something is gonna blow: Your questions on Putin’s War answered, sorta

Somewhere, something is gonna blow: Your questions on Putin’s War answered, sorta

Et tu Cyril? Your Russian petticoat has been exposed

Et tu Cyril? Your Russian petticoat has been exposed

China holds the trump card for the ultimate survival of Putin’s Russia

China holds the trump card for the ultimate survival of Putin’s Russia

SA faces growing inflation and food price spikes in wake of Russia-Ukraine war – two top economists

SA faces growing inflation and food price spikes in wake of Russia-Ukraine war – two top economists

Cold war divisions and Soviet Union nostalgia may be clouding African nations’ attitudes to war in Ukraine

Cold War divisions and Soviet Union nostalgia may be clouding African nations’ attitudes to war in Ukraine

Stalingrad on the Dnieper – Putin could resort to use of tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine, expert warns

Stalingrad on the Dnieper – Putin could resort to use of tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine, expert warns

What happens to SA’s debt and that of emerging markets if Russia defaults?

What happens to SA’s debt and that of emerging markets if Russia defaults?

The monetary consequences of Vladimir Putin

The monetary consequences of Vladimir Putin

For the editor-in-chief of Marie Claire Ukraine, there’s no glossing over the brutal reality of war

For the editor-in-chief of Marie Claire Ukraine, there’s no glossing over the brutal reality of war

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  • Chris Elston says:

    I only recently became aware of the fact that the USA had to offer tit for tat to secure the Cuba missile stand down and even after the secret agreement that they would remove their Turkish based missiles became public knowledge, they played it down saying they were old stock. Nonetheless this indicates the influence and power of political image and how it trumps common sense ,truth and morality every time.
    Consequently I continue to believe the Biden has not performed in the interest of the “rest”of the world in his dealing with Putin who we ( and Biden) know to be a problematic man, at best.
    Was it more important to score points off a self conscious and introverted leader (and nation) than to negotiate peace. It was absolutely clear to all ,and Biden said so himself many times,that there would be war and yet he,Biden, stirred up the “madman” Putin all the way.
    We should not allow the USA to speak for the free world and need a better UN to do so .I do not support or condone what Putin has done but am critical of where “our” representatives have put us.
    Oh ,and that includes our own dear government.

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