Ukrainian identity and Russian strategy

What concepts define Ukrainian history and identity, and how is this important in understanding Ukraine’s response to the Russian invasion?

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Mark Leonard is joined by Andrew Wilson, senior policy fellow at ECFR and Ukraine expert, and Volodymyr Yermolenko, a Ukrainian philosopher and editor of the blog Ukraine World, to dissect Russia’s war against Ukraine from a Ukrainian intellectual perspective. What concepts define Ukrainian history and identity, and how is this important in understanding Ukraine’s response to the Russian invasion? What role does Westsplaining play for Ukraine in the current context? And what do Russia’s zoopolitics mean for Ukrainian futures?

This podcast was recorded on 22 March 2022.

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A mural of Putin, Hitler, and Stalin with a slogan ” No More Time”
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