Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy said a stalemate in the war with Russia was ‘not an option’, and the London Metal Exchange has been hit by two lawsuits over the nickel short squeeze fiasco in March. Plus, the FT’s Rana Foroohar and Ed Luce talk about how Democrats and US president Joe Biden can change the narrative on the economy as midterm elections approach. 

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