The daily life of ordinary Russians - not just the country's political elite or super rich oligarchs - is already being impacted by economic measures imposed by the international community in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
The war in Ukraine is threatening further disruption to already stretched supply chains. Ukraine and Russia may only account for a small proportion of the imports of major manufacturing nations, but they are essential suppliers of raw materials and energy for many crucial supply chains.
The Biden administration, in extraordinary and rapid cooperation with allies over a period of three days, has doubled down on its vow to impose "severe sanctions" against Russia for its military aggression against Ukraine.
The New York Immigration Coalition is among the groups urging the U.S. to take in as many Ukrainian refugees as possible, as Ukraine faces an ongoing invasion by Russia.
Americans may be tempted to view the war in Ukraine as an unfortunate, but far away, crisis. The world is too connected for the U.S. to go unaffected.
Both international law and the United Nations Charter say that countries should not invade each other. But who has the ability to enforce those rules?
In the past few weeks, U.S. officials have warned several times that Russia plans to create the appearance of an attack on its own forces and broadcast those images to the world.