Economic impact of the war
Since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the economic situations of both Ukraine and Russia have changed dramatically. The Ukrainian economy has experienced supply shortages and inflation as a result of the destruction of the war. The Russian economy has been the target of widespread, far-reaching international sanctions, leading to many businesses to leave the country. These sanctions have also affected many other countries that were previously buying Russian oil and gas. Many European countries, for example, experienced high costs for electricity and heating after the imposition of the sanctions against Russia. Memes about the economic impacts of the war tend to highlight the changes in quality of life for people throughout the world because of Putin's decision to start the war.