Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, has suggested revisiting a pact that the United Nations mediated for the shipment of grain from Ukraine via the Black Sea. In case Brussels sets a price restriction on Russian gas, he also threatened to stop all energy supply to Europe.
Ukraine continued to be circumspect about its eastern counteroffensive but issued a warning that other countries may be sucked into a prolonged “Third World War.” Energy costs have increased as a result of the crisis in Ukraine since the West responded with sanctions and Moscow’s limited gas deliveries to Europe. 30% of the goods destined for or passing through Turkey, according to data from an Istanbul-based coordinating body, ended up in low- and lower-middle-income nations.
It is hard to totally rule out the potential of a “limited” nuclear battle in Ukraine, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow has previously refuted rumors of possible nuclear or chemical weapon deployment. Russia may need to shut down the Zaporizhzhia nuclear reactor, Ukraine has warned. A Ukrainian counterattack, according to the governor of the Luhansk province, had “some success.”