Nine months into the Russia-Ukraine conflict, what challenges lie ahead as winter approaches?
Ukrainians are reeling from nationwide power outages and water shortages after Russian missiles struck key infrastructure. Meanwhile, Moscow has suspended its involvement in the Black Sea grain deal after claims of Ukrainian drone attacks on the Crimean city of Sevastopol. That agreement is up for renewal in about two-and-a-half weeks, but the Kremlin insists it will only renew exports after an investigation and guarantees from Kyiv.
Joining the discussion:
- Marcus Papadopoulos is a historian, analyst, and author specializing in Russia and the former Soviet Union.
- Klaus Larres is a Professor of History and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Anton Fedyashin is a Professor of History at American University.
- Sergiy Kudelia is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Baylor University.
Ships loaded with grain departed Ukraine on Tuesday despite Russia suspending its participation in a U.N.-brokered deal that ensures safe wartime passage of critical food supplies meant for parts of the world struggling with hunger. https://t.co/bE4zS31hdy
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