Richard Sakwa is Professor Of Russian And European Politics at the University of Kent. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Institute Of Law And Public Policy in Moscow.
If you listened to my explosive podcast with Russell Bentley, then I recommend that you listen to this one with Richard.
The history of Russia and Ukraine is intertwined, characterised by a complex relationship that spans centuries.
Geographically close and culturally connected, the two nations have shared moments of cooperation, conflict and shifting power dynamics.
The history of Russia and Ukraine is multifaceted and marked by a complex interplay of cooperation, conflict, and shared cultural heritage.
Understanding this historical context helps shed light on the complexities that shape their relationship today.
In a nutshell, we chatted about
- the history of Russia and Ukraine;
- he complexities of Ukraine’s national identity;
- why Putin is not interested in Ukraine;
- why Biden and NATO are at fault;
- Ukrainian government’s deliberate aggression towards its own people;
- why Putin’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine is understandable but a strategic blunder; and
- the current conflict’s impact on the West.
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