There is no sign of peach in Ukraine as Russia continues to pound Ukraine cities with hypersonic missiles. Initially, after days of progress, talks between the two nations have hit a roadblock, with Russia accusing Ukraine of dragging on peace talks.
War may push 40 million people into ‘extreme poverty.’
A US-based think tank research revealed that the Russia-Ukraine war might thrust 40 million people into “extreme poverty.”
The US think tank Center for Global Development’s analysis indicated that food commodity prices since Russia’s full-scale invasion are currently higher than the price spikes of 2007 and 2010.
38-hour curfew imposed in Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia
The Ukrainian military inflicted a 38-hour curfew in the southern city of Zaporizhzhia, starting at 14:00 GMT on Saturday and ending early on Monday. Reuters quoted deputy mayor Anatoliy Kurtiev as saying. “Do not go outside at this time!” Anatoliy Kurtiev noted in an online post.
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Zaporizhzhia is now a critical point of transit for some of the 35,000 people estimated to have fled the besieged Mariupol city in the southeast.
Fuel, food, transport prices skyrocket
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said that the Ukraine war has caused fuel prices, food, and transport to skyrocket, which must avert the meltdown of the global food system.
He tweeted, “The war in Ukraine is already disrupting supply chains and causing the prices of fuel, food, and transport to skyrocket. We must do everything possible to avert a hurricane of hunger and a meltdown of the global food system.”