War, war, war, what is it good for?

This week’s theme is: War — Think Different

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The Great 😊

1. Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukraine President

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2. The Ukrainian Resistance

3. The surprising effectiveness of financial sanctions.

Sourced from Eugene Ivanov

The Good 😊🙌

1. The concept of the West has returned, Putin isolated

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2. Switzerland’s neutrality moved by Putin’s actions

3. Germany rethinks its dependence on Russian gas

The Bad 😬

1. Everyday Russians paying the price for Putin’s aggression

Source: Levada https://www.levada.ru/2021/10/06/doverie-obshhestvennym-institutam/

The Ugly 😱

1. Racism at the Polish border

2. The Human Toll

The Grey Zone of Uncertainty🧐

Russian protester in Moscow/Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty

1. Russian reaction to the invasion, not exactly an endorsement for Putin

2. How long can Ukraine hang on

3. International Outrage, but not Universal

  • 89% of Canadians and 78% of Americans are personally concerned about Russia invading Ukraine.
  • 66% of Canadians and 62% of Americans believe the Russian invasion of Ukraine has the potential to develop into a world war.
  • 45% of Canadians and 38% of Americans think stronger economic sanctions should be imposed on Russia.
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