War in Ukraine: what you need to know
The last: The Biden administration has announced plans to ban oil imports from Russia, as the White House seeks to protect the economy. Meanwhile, more than 2 million people have fled Ukraine since the invasion began.
Oil exports: Russia is the world’s largest oil exporter, shipping more than 7 million barrels of crude oil to countries around the world, including Germany and other EU members.
The fight: Casualties are mounting in Ukraine – including civilians, as Moscow faces allegations that it used cluster munitions and vacuum weapons. According to an American general, up to 4,000 Russian soldiers are believed to have died.
Map: Russia’s assault on Ukraine has been extended with strikes and attacks across the country.
The answer: Russia’s war could be a game-changer in the global economy, with rising gas prices and shifting business decisions suggesting a shift that will be felt for years to come. Meanwhile, in Russia, online access has been significantly restricted by domestic censors and overseas companies.
How you can help: Here’s how those in the United States can help support the people of Ukraine as well as what people around the world have donated.
Read our full coverage of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis.
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