On February 24th, Russia invaded Ukraine. The event was immediately condemned by countries in the American sphere of influence: NATO, the EU, Australia, etc. Heavy sanctions were imposed. Russian assets were seized. Russian media were censored. The rest of the world was more hesitant to take sides.
Countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East have refused to condemn and sanction Russia for what Moscow claims is a defensive operation to protect Russia’s national security and interests. What exactly is the background of the current conflict in Ukraine?
So many questions begging for answers. It's time for a debate!
John Laughland (KEYNOTE)
Lecturer in political science and history, author of several books including, Travesty: The Trial of Slobodan Milosevic and the Corruption of International Justice, and editor of Russia: A New Cold War?
Marcel de Graaff MEP
Forum for Democracy
Russian Ambassador to the Netherlands
Marie-Thérèse ter Haar
Russia & Eastern Europe Academy
AND MANY OTHERS