The Russian war of aggression is meeting surprisingly strong resistance from the Ukrainian army and population. The Russian troops failed to occupy the country or to overthrow the government. They are bombing residential areas and vital infrastructure. Tens of thousands of people have already died. At the same time, governments in Europe are using this war of aggression as an opportunity to systematically push ahead with their previously planned rearmament projects. The ranks are closing. We discussed with socialist activists in both Ukraine and Russia about war, resistance and perspectives of solidarity for the whole of Europe.
Denys Pilash, historian and activist of the socialist organisation Sotsialnyi Rukh (Social Movement), Kyiv.
Maksym Shumakov, activist of the socialist organisation Sotsialnyi Rukh (Social Movement), Kyiv.
Hanna Perekhoda, from Donetsk, political scientist at the University of Lausanne, member of solidaritéS.
Ilya Budraitskis, contributor to the magazines openleft.ru and LeftEast, lived in Moscow until recently.
Gilbert Achcar, professor at SOAS in London, author of several books on imperialism and the new Cold War.
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