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Preview: The Economist Magazine – July 2, 2022


Ukraine won the short war. Now comes the long war, and so far, Russia is winning. But it does not have to be fought on Vladimir Putin’s terms

Ukraine won the short war. Mobile and resourceful, its troops inflicted terrible losses and confounded Russian plans to take Kyiv. Now comes the long war. It will drain weapons, lives and money until one side loses the will to fight on. So far, this is a war that Russia is winning.

In recent days its forces have taken the eastern city of Severodonetsk. They are advancing on Lysychansk and may soon control all of Luhansk province. They also threaten Slovyansk, in the north of next-door Donetsk. Ukrainian leaders say they are outgunned and lack ammunition. Their government reckons as many as 200 of its troops are dying each day.

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Morning News: G-7 Agree On New Russia Sanctions, Abortion Ruling Fallout

A.M. Edition for June 27. The leaders of the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations meeting in Germany are expected to agree on further sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

WSJ Germany correspondent Bojan Pancevski says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the G-7 summit asking for more weapons to be delivered to his country. Luke Vargas hosts.

Wednesday News: Turkey’s Foreign Policy, Russia In Donbas, World Economies

What are Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s foreign-policy aims? Plus: Russian troops try to encircle Ukrainian special forces in the Donbas region, a dispatch from our team at the World Economic Forum, and the latest business news. 

Morning News: Russia’s Victory Day, Abortion In Illinois, Philippines Vote

Russia is marking Victory Day, which celebrates the defeat of Nazi Germany, just as Russian troops are fighting and dying in Ukraine. 

 Doctors who provide abortion services in Illinois are bracing for a possible influx of patients from neighboring states expected to ban abortion. And votes are being counted to see who will become the next leader of the Philippines, where polls show the son of a brutal dictator locked in a tight race against a runner-up who promises to fight corruption.

Political Review: Russia’s ‘Rotten Army’, Macron’s Challenge, Culture Wars

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how rotten is Russia’s armyFrance’s re-elected president prepares for a tough second term (10:30) and a struggle over artistic freedom suggests a better way out of the culture wars (15:25).