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Editorial: War on Russia's economy is working

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

Nine months into Russian President Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine, the damage done to the world's 11th-largest economy is extensive. Leading Russian banks have been cut out of the global financial system, some $300 billion of central bank reserves are frozen, and hundreds of foreign companies have departed. Parts shortages have hobbled the auto industry and threaten commercial aviation. In the wake of Putin's mobilization order, tens of thousands of young workers have fled the country. An OECD forecast released last week projects Russia's economy will contract by 5.6% in 2023.
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