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An Update on the Situation in Ukraine (Virtual Program with CT UN)
Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Much media and diplomatic attention is now focused on Ukraine and the Russian Federation. The two countries share a long border, a lot of history, and political tensions that have been increasing steadily for some years. Each nation has attempted to exert control over the other periodically since the 900s AD. The events of the 20th Century have brought unique conditions to this relationship: in 1991, Ukraine declared its independence from the Soviet Union. In 2014, the Russian Federation annexed a portion of Ukraine, Crimea and has supported a breakaway region of Ukraine. Now NATO and the western European nations are concerned that this tension could once again metastasize into war.
Tensions abound. Will there be a compromise that will adequately satisfy all parties … or war or an invasion. Will the United Nations, to which the Russian Federation, all NATO members and Ukraine belong be able to have a significant conciliatory role? These and other questions will be addressed by an outstanding panel:
Hamish Lutris, Associate Professor of History, Capital Community College
Dr Sergei Kambalov, retired, United Nations official
Alex Kuzma, Executive Director, Ukraine Catholic Educational Foundation, North America
Dr Joseph Baxer, President, United Nations Association of Connecticut
Read their full biographies here
Please register and a Zoom link will be sent out before the event.
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