Ukrainian war

Russian forces continue to capture and occupy more parts of Ukraine

On Thursday morning, February 24, what had been hanging in the air for weeks became a reality: Russia invaded Ukraine. By so doing, Vladimir Putin wants, among other things, to prevent NATO from further expanding towards 'his front door'. But what is the background to that? What are the consequences of this war to the European Union? Just how effective are sanctions against Russia? And how will the war affect The Netherlands? In this dossier, you will find an overview of experts who can shed light on the situation. You will also read articles where our academics dissect the Russia-Ukrainian war.

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