Ukraine war will have ‘lasting consequences on global economy’: IMF
11 March 2022 | 5:36 pm
Ukraine war will have 'lasting consequences on global economy': IMF. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has sparked a massive humanitarian and economic crisis. Gita Gopinath, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, tells France 24 the war will also have 'lasting consequences on the global economy.'
Does the West go all in? A third day of broken ceasefire promises in Ukraine clearly illustrates that Russia has gone all in and will not settle for anything short of victory on the battlefield. We ask about the latest out of the crucial port cities of Odessa and Mariupol and talk of Poland sending Soviet-era fighter jets to its under-siege neighbour.
The US will stop importing oil and natural gas from Russia, US President Joe Biden has said as the West escalates sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine invasion.
The Kyiv City Ballet has been offered a residency at Paris's Châtelet Theatre. The troupe of 30 dancers were already on tour in France with "The Nutcracker" but found themselves stranded due to the war in Ukraine. They are putting on a special performance this Tuesday. We also hear from members of the Kyiv Grand Ballet, who are also in France and now face a highly uncertain future.
As a Nigerian student stranded in Sumy records his experience of the war on camera, Russian army bombs explode close by, triggering panic.
Once Moscow had launched its invasion of Ukraine, direct routes between Russia and the West became almost impossible to find. A few routes to the EU are still open, as DW Russia correspondent Juri Rescheto discovered.
African citizens are amongst the thousands of people evacuated from the besieged Ukrainian city of Sumy. Hundreds of students from the continent had been stuck in the city since Russian forces invaded. Also, as the world celebrates International Women's Day, we hear from some of the Kenyan women living in informal settlements about their struggles. And we head into the deep blue with South Africa's first Black freediving instructor, Zandi Ndhlovu.
The refugee exodus is seeing thousands of Ukrainians arrive in Berlin every day. It's caught the German capital off guard and is pushing resources to the limit. Berlin says it can't cope alone and has appealed for help from other parts of the country.
To justify Russia's war on Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin has described the Ukrainian government as Nazis. Not only is the claim totally unfounded, but President Volodymyr Zelensky is himself Jewish and some of his relatives were murdered by the Nazis. Though experts have almost unanimously dismissed the Kremlin's claim, there are real concerns that the war could strengthen neo-Nazi groups both in Russia and Ukraine. Adrien Nonjon, an expert on Ukraine and the far right, joined us for Perspective to tell us more.
In an interview with FRANCE 24 on Monday, former US national security adviser and retired lieutenant general Herbert Raymond McMaster said that Ukraine can win the war with Russia, remarking that President Vladimir Putin had already lost the conflict in a sense by not winning outright.
The decommissioned Chernobyl nuclear site has been knocked off Ukraine's power grid. Operations such as water cooling to manage the heat of spent fuel at the site still require power.
Middle Eastern and North African countries rely heavily on wheat imports from Russia and Ukraine. The current war could lead to a severe food crisis in a region already under pressure.
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