Ukraine

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Why neutrality is dangerous for Ukraine’s statehood And why Ukraine may have to seek security agreements outside NATO

In this essay it is argued that membership of a military alliance with clear security guarantees is a fundamental factor for safeguarding Ukraine’s statehood. The neutrality solution advocated for Ukraine by the so-called “realists” in both academic and political environments does not apply to the Ukrainian-Russian war. Realist readings, as the author demonstrates in the essay, are problematic and cannot explain the fully complex nature of the conflict. On the other hand, an insight into Russia’s imperial identity provides a more convincing outlook of the situation.

Essay by Dzmitry Pravatorau January 18, 2023

Dehumanizing the Hate speech directed at Ukrainians in Russian media

The impact of negative rhetoric towards Ukraine, the United States and European countries are the constant ingredients in the “menu” of Russian state media resources, not to mention blogs and social networks. Previous examples such as Rwanda and Srebrenica have shown how words of hatred lead to acts of hatred, with yesterday’s civilians being ready to kill their dehumanized neighbors. Unfortunately, one now can add to this list of examples Ukraine. Hate speech towards Ukraine began to gain momentum since 2014, after the “Revolution of Dignity” took place and the country was taking a political course towards European integration.

Essay by Yuliya Krylova-Grek January 18, 2023

Sovereignty and loneliness on Snake Island

The concept presented by Bloodlands includes a particular state of being at the mercy of the cultural landscape, which has a complex imprint — of history, politics, socialization. I saw the task of my generation to be the “liberation” of this landscape, a performative healing of my country, where the process of coming to terms with the bloody past would have coexist with the development of solidary and non-violent cohabitation. Today’s war of annihilation has torn not only my generation, but also the older and younger generations from their previous lives and brought them down to the bloody ground.

By Kateryna Mishchenko January 18, 2023

Safe guarding human rights during war

Civil society in Ukraine is, although under severe stress, very active and plays an important role in providing people with their basic needs and safeguarding their human rights. Civil society in Ukraine is still functioning even in a situation of full-scale invasion and warfare, with constant shelling and unpredictable attacks on infrastructure and Ukrainian civilians. How is this possible?

By Ninna Mörner January 18, 2023

Life in Kharkiv A researcher’s diary during full-scale war

Diary from Kharkiv on impressions of the first two months of a full-scale war unleashed by Moscow.

By Vladyslav Yatsenko June 22, 2022

Evacuation from Mariupol during the Russian invasion. A brief diary of a witness

During the last eight years we have become used to living near the line of fire and the feeling of danger has been lowered: but everything changed the early morning on February 24, 2022. That day the first Russian rockets destroyed Mariupol’s anti-aircraft weapons and next day we observed civilian casualties in the eastern part of the city.

By Viacheslav Kudlai June 22, 2022

My soul was somewhere between Kyiv and Sumy …

I decided to go to Sumy to support my parents and bought a train ticket. But the train was cancelled due to a Russian attack. So this was my destiny — to stay in Kyiv!

By Sergiy Kurbatov June 22, 2022

Manuscripts do not burn. What about unwritten manuscripts?

According to the databases of Ukrainian Cultural Foundation and of Ministry of Culture and Information Politics in Ukraine, there were 389 crimes against cultural heritage on June 10, 2022. In the conditions of an ongoing war, it is impossible to be certain of any further damage; this general insecurity and vulnerability adds to general losses. In many towns in Ukraine people made efforts to secure their monuments, covering them physically and digitalizing them in databases.

Essay by Alla Marachenko June 22, 2022

Belarus’ relations with Ukraine and the 2022 Russian invasion Historical ties, society, and realpolitik

Before the war, Ukraine was the main trade partner of Belarus, after Russia. Imports of Belarusian goods to Ukraine in 2021 are estimated at 5.4 billion US dollars. Therefore, Belarus has a great economic interest in stopping the war.

Essay by Andrej Kotljarchuk and Nikolay Zakharov June 22, 2022

With Ukraine

Like Stefan Zweig writing about the sophisticated idyll of Central Europe in the 1930s, I clutch at these memories like straws, at the same time that the Russian army is continuing to attack Ukraine, pulverizing its cities and killing its people. Although I have spent very little time in Ukraine, I have spent a lot of time with Ukraine.

By Egle Rindzevičiūtė June 22, 2022