Russia Defaulted on its Debt
for the first time in a hundred years. Russia claims to have tried but the US and England have tightened the embargo on finance.
Russia still has $600 billion in gold and foreign currency, half in Russia and half unavailable outside the country. I think the international community should use the $300 billion they have to work on rebuilding Ukraine.
This kind of ruins Russia's credit rating for years. Russia was a poor country before the war. They mostly exported oil and gas. Oh, and G7 agreed on some sort of cap on what they will pay for Russian petro to keep Russia from profiting from it's war pushing up the price of oil.
Other than Russia making small territorial gains it's hard to say how the war is going. One would think that eventually the modern weapons Ukraine is receiving from the free world would give Ukraine an advantage, but who knows. Russia is using a lot of conventional artillery.
Today Russia used one of it's remaining accurate weapons, a missle, to hit a shopping area, what value that has I don't know.