The Russian aggression against Ukraine not only brutally violated all international norms, but also triggered far-reaching economic consequences related to the re-orientation of trade and energy policies.
The inevitable split of the Visegrad Group does not discredit Central Europe. A rejection of the often disingenuous and pro-Russian ‘conservatism’ of Orban’s party is, in fact, a necessary precondition for the rest of the region to assert itself as a serious, constructive player.
Prof. Mark JUERGENSMEYER
The answer to the question, is Russia a terrorist state, depends on what one means by “terrorism,” and how that accusation can be proven.
A distance of 400 km and 82 years separates Bucha from Katyn. Only a little more divides Mariupol from Warsaw.
The Pope is trying to do his best to stop the war with a realistic peace, which would consider justice and resolve – says Andrea TORNIELLI
Many of the factors identified by social scientists as driving anti-immigration attitudes – unfamiliarity, security concerns, “non-deservingness” – simply do not apply to the current case of Ukrainian refugees
Prof. David OWEN
Putin came for Georgia, came for the Crimea, has come for Ukraine. Does anyone seriously think that if he were to succeed in Ukraine, his imperial ambitions would simply stop there?
Over the last two weeks two million people have left their homes in Ukraine and crossed the border into Poland. Each week a million refugees, mainly the elderly and women with children, have poured into my country. The poor of this world are fleeing from soldiers who shoot at women and children, at hospitals, at schools and housing estates and who bomb Russians’ blocks of flats.
Krishna B. KUMAR
Over three million Ukrainians have fled their country following the Russian invasion. This is the biggest displacement of people in Europe since World War II. Poland has accepted more than 2 million refugees.
Prof. Jacek CZAPUTOWICZ
Putin was stopped stopped by the heroic attitude of the Ukrainians and the public opinion which acted against the governments of some western states.