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Big Pictures and Small in Ukraine

RUSSIANS INVADE UKRAINE -- MARCH 22, 2022:  01 Maxar satellite imagery of the overview of fires burning in residential area, Livoberezhnyi District, Mariupol, Ukraine. 22march2022_wv3.   Please use: Satellite image (c) 2022 Maxar Technologies.
RUSSIANS INVADE UKRAINE -- MARCH 22, 2022: 01 Maxar satellite imagery of the overview of fires burning in residential area, Livoberezhnyi District, Mariupol, Ukraine. 22march2022_wv3. Please use: Satellite image (... RUSSIANS INVADE UKRAINE -- MARCH 22, 2022: 01 Maxar satellite imagery of the overview of fires burning in residential area, Livoberezhnyi District, Mariupol, Ukraine. 22march2022_wv3. Please use: Satellite image (c) 2022 Maxar Technologies. MORE LESS
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May 20, 2022 10:12 a.m.

I went back and forth over whether to share this email from TPM Reader ME. But I decided to do so because I think he focuses our attention on aspects of the Ukraine war which aren’t at the top of the headlines but are central to how this conflict turns out and how the conflict plays out beyond Ukraine’s borders. I confess that while I certainly knew how Ukraine is the “breadbasket of Russia” or the “breadbasket of Europe” I didn’t appreciate how central Ukrainian grain production remains in our globalized 21st century world when so many regions of the world have been opened to mechanized agriculture and the trade systems that move grain production worldwide.

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