Ukraine and its role as a flashpoint

Over the last month, Russia and NATO have been rattling their sabres over the future of the Ukraine. The bellicosity of the language is very worrying and working out a position from first principles of peace, democracy, human rights and justice seems quite hard; I have made some notes and found some links to help me work it out.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine
  2. Amnesty’s country report on Ukraine
  3. Unsplash pictures tagged kiev
  4. https://lefteast.org/the-conflict-between-russia-and-ukraine-is-neither-bluff-nor-ultimatum/
  5. https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2022/01/further-armed-conflict-in-ukraine-would-have-devastating-consequences-for-the-human-rights-of-millions/
  6. https://www.politico.eu/article/outrage-germany-ex-chancellor-schroder-gazprom-board-nomination/
  7. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/statement-by-the-defence-secretary-in-the-house-of-commons-17-january-2022
  8. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/statement-by-the-defence-secretary-in-the-house-of-commons-17-january-2022
  9. https://www.chathamhouse.org/2020/05/minsk-conundrum-western-policy-and-russias-war-eastern-ukraine-0/minsk-2-agreement

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  1. Paul Mason writes on medium, https://paulmasonnews.medium.com/panic-stations-over-ukraine-d854ab40a837
  2. Phil BC writes http://averypublicsociologist.blogspot.com/2022/02/a-whiff-of-munich-in-air.html
  3. Me, I say don’t start from here.
  4. https://www.anothereurope.org/no-more-war-in-europe

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  1. https://www.ft.com/content/b3e97dab-d884-4177-a708-da44b5ade443
  2. https://www.ft.com/content/3153ca09-2a4c-4ac8-b1cb-62ba9c8700c5
  3. Putin, US intelligence and the global fight for the Ukraine narrative from the FT
  4. https://news.sky.com/story/russia-ukraine-whats-happening-on-the-border-and-why-are-tensions-so-high-12521513

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  1. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/feb/10/labour-nato-british-left-ukraine-keir-starmer
  2. Labour’s stupidity by Lammy & Healey in the Independent¬†compounded by Lammy on C4, a videocast.
  3. Truss being even more stupid.

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