Russia’s war against Ukraine has shocked the world. Currently millions of Ukrainians have fled the country, while millions more are trapped under horrific circumstances. Thousands of civilians and soldiers have been killed (both Ukrainian and Russian) and the scale of the humanitarian crisis continues to grow.
This School of Social and Political Sciences webinar brought together an expert panel from the subjects of Central and Eastern European Studies and Politics, and International Relations to discuss key questions surrounding the war and its implications for Ukraine and Russia, but also for wider European and global peace.
The webinar was opened by Glasgow University Principal Anton Muscatelli who reiterated the University’s solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Panel members Dr Huseyn Aliyev, Lecturer in Central and East European Studies, Yelizaveta Rekhtman, PhD Student in Central and East European Studies and Dr Joanna Szostek, Lecturer in Political Communication (Politics) considered questions posed by Dr Ammon Cheskin, Senior Lecturer in Nationalism and Identity.
Among the topics discussed were the causes of the war; Russian brutality and the fight for freedom and democracy by Ukraine; Russia’s political system and foreign policy; and are governments around the world doing enough?
Watch the recording on the School of Social and Political Sciences website
Or listen to the podcast via Spotify