Despite global criticism and tough sanctions, Moscow continues its attack on Ukraine. From the perspective of Western governments and experts, five possible scenarios emerge for the coming weeks and months, as summed up by Adam Plowright and Didier Lauras for AFP.
We, the founders of European Liberals for Reform, namely Ben Burgers, Piotr Azia and Theresa Zettl would like to nominate the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
Russia invaded the territory of a sovereign nation on 24 February 2022, causing massive casualties among the civilian population and huge damage to cities and the country’s infrastructure. As the Russian troops advance into Ukrainian territory, ELfR states that it
about one country in the very east of Europe, it is about all of Europe. Russian President Vladimir Putin has no problem with Ukraine, but with Europe and the pro-European attitude of the majority of people living in Ukraine.
Read more in this article by our guest writer Kati Schneeberger and feel invited to attend our free Webinar: “Putin’s dangerous chess game: Ukraine, Europe and the West under attack” with Kati Schneeberger on 25.02.2022 at 20:30 CET
Much of the world wants to prevent Putin’s Russia from invading Ukraine. The means of prevention: setting the price, Putin would have to pay, as high as possible. The west has ruled out military means to inflate the price. For a good reason. The costs of a military conflict between Russia on the one hand and Europa and the USA on the other would be immense, not just for Putin.
There is so much writing about Ukraine these days. For good reasons. The threats from Putin’s Russia could lead to war.
I asked myself what I could add to help understand that conflict. Thinking about it, I realised that I know very little about the basics and Ukraine’s history. Maybe you feel the same.
So I’ve put together some facts I hadn’t known before delving into preparing for writing this post. Even if the following points have nothing to do directly with the current situation, they might be a bit enlightening. Because as always: knowing the past helps to understand the present.