This Thursday we will talk about Ukraine 2030: Ukraine after the war. While it might look a bit premature and tempting fate, we believe that it is important to start talking about the Ukrainian future right now while the war is developing full scale.
It’s now day 149 of Russia’s War against Ukraine. War affects millions of lives of common people in, but also outside Ukraine. In the first place the young men and women who are fighting at the front of freedom. Overnight their common lives changed from peaceful living men and women doing his or her daily work, being brother or sister, mum or dad.
In 2004 the German historian Karl Schlögel wrote ‘The future of Europe will be decided in Kyiv and Lviv.“ Tonight we discuss a similar question - "Ukraine and the future of Europe” - with Vittorio Hösle and Yaroslav Hrytsak.
In 2004 the German historian Karl Schlögel wrote ‘The future of Europe will be decided in Kyiv and Lviv.“ Tonight we discuss a similar question - "Ukraine and the future of Europe”
The Russian war in Ukraine is a war against cities. Everyday we see heartbreaking scenes from Mariupol - the city of Maria -, Kharkiv, Kyiv or Lviv. Cities are human rights hubs.
When it comes to war human rights seem to be its first casualty. Already Hannah Arendt was sceptical about human rights, because human beings - like in Mariupol - needed them most, no government or intergovernmental organization seems prepared to protect them.
Karl Marx wrote in his 11th thesis on Feuerbach: “Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is however to change it.” Today we can rephrase this statement as “philosophers have interpreted war in various ways; the point is how to stop it.”
In case you missed the conversations with Yaroslav Hrytsak and Bogdan Pankevych you can watch them on our YouTube channel Don’t give up Ukraine. If bombs fall words of support, understanding and hope make a difference. Thank you for joining and supporting.
Bogdan Pankevych devoted his life to a free, sovereign and independent Ukrainian nation. He took his first steps on his calling when Ukraine was still a member of the Soviet Union. Mr. Pankevych was honorary consul of the Netherlands in Lviv. His is also prominent politician of the Ukrainian Galician Party.
I’m happy to invite you to my first ‘Don’t give up Ukraine!’ conversation with professor Yaroslav Hrytsak on the subject “Will Putin survive Ukraine?”. After the invasion of Russian military forces of Ukraine yesterday this…