Aug 2, 2022 - 6 min
Ukraine's economy needs as much help as it can get. Although thousands of Ukrainians fight on the frontline, everyday life hasn't stopped. The country still needs to find a way to support its citizens, keep its infrastructure running and finance public services. But how can it be when Russia has blocked ports, targeted factories and stolen an estimated 400,000 tons of grain? Bart M. J. Szewczyk discusses why it's in the West's best interest to help keep Ukraine's wartime economy running, and an urgent response is needed to ensure their success.