War in Ukraine: A week that changed the world

Russia's invasion of Ukraine last week is recasting geopolitics and the impact has spilled into aviation, oil prices, sports and other spheres. Here is a look at how the world has changed and how the crisis might play out.

A civilian learning to use Molotov cocktails against Russian armoured vehicles in Ukraine, on March 1, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin has often been regarded by political analysts as a calculating strategist - and with a measure of grudging admiration at times.

But in the week since his troops invaded Ukraine on Feb 24 seeking to arrest its alignment with the West, some of those perceptions have undergone a transformation.

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