Bracing for War — Part One

Blast Furnace — Courtesy of ArcelorMittal

At the center of the growing conflict in Ukraine is one of the largest integrated mining and steel production facilities in the world — ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih. It is a manufacturing colossus that is desperately coveted by two of the most powerful oligarchs in the world — Vladimir Putin and Ihor Kolomoisky.

For Russia’s President Putin, a violent conflict in Ukraine holds the promise of intense personal redemption…

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