I joined Voice of Islam Radio on Monday to review the economic front in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

I analyze the effect of international sanctions on Moscow, and consider Vladimir Putin’s last-gasp move to break support for Kyiv: a cutoff of energy supplies, notably to Europe.

I also discuss the domestic situation in the UK, where Government mismanagement and deregulation has spurred rampant inflation in energy costs.

Listen from 32:40:

Had there been no sanctions on Russia, had there been no assistance to Ukraine, it is quite likely that Putin would have succeeded despite the resistance of Ukrainians — overrunning Kyiv and toppling the Government, effectively swallowing up much of the country.