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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The Russian invasion: where did it come from and how will it continue?
The roots of this conflict lie eleven months after the fall of the Berlin Wall, but the rhetoric in the West prior to the invasion did not help either, says Laurien Crump (in Dutch).
A historic, dark day for Europe
The war will greatly undermine stability in Europe, Rutger van der Hoeven argues in the Groene Amsterdammer (in Dutch).
Putin's motive? The radical ideology of a holy Russian nation
What exactly drives Putin to invade Ukraine and what else can we expect from him in this war?
How do you make the war in Ukraine discussable in the classroom?
Almost all students in all schools will have heard about the war and have questions, opinions or emotions about it, but what are ways to discuss the war? TerInfo prepared a lesson plan to support teachers in this regard (in Dutch).
Blog's on the EU's repsponse to the War in Ukraine
Utrecht University law scholars are sharing their thoughts on Europe and the Ukraine conflict on the blog of of the Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (RENFORCE).
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