For Russia and Ukraine, The Battlefield Includes The Economy : Consider This from NPR Wars are expensive. And Russia's invasion of Ukraine has had an impact on the economies of both countries.

NPR's Julian Hayda, in Kyiv, reports that international assistance is allowing Ukraine to stabilize its economy and avoid collapse.

The Russian economy seems to have remained resilient in the face of sanctions and other trade and financial restrictions. But NPR's Stacey Vanek Smith reports on how that could be changing.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

For Russia and Ukraine, The Battlefield Includes The Economy

For Russia and Ukraine, The Battlefield Includes The Economy

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Russia's economy has so far been resilient in the face of U.S. and European sanctions, but there are signs that may be changing. Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Russia's economy has so far been resilient in the face of U.S. and European sanctions, but there are signs that may be changing.

Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images

Wars are expensive. And Russia's invasion of Ukraine has had an impact on the economies of both countries.

NPR's Julian Hayda, in Kyiv, reports that international assistance is allowing Ukraine to stabilize its economy and avoid collapse.

The Russian economy seems to have remained resilient in the face of sanctions and other trade and financial restrictions. But NPR's Stacey Vanek Smith reports on how that could be changing.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Connor Donevan with audio engineering by Peter Ellena and Ted Mebane. It was edited by Jeanette Woods, Rafael Nam, Nishant Dahiya and Didrik Schanche. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.