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Ukraine

Moldavia: a new ukraine?
Europe, Moldavia, Russia, Ukraine

Moldavia: a new ukraine?

Transnistria is a breakaway region located in eastern Moldova, which proclaimed its independence in 1990, shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The region is inhabited mainly by Russian and Ukrainian speakers and has a large population of Russian origin.. Since then, Transnistria has been the scene of a series of tensions between Moldova and Russia. Russia has had troops in Transnistria since the start of the conflict., claiming that the troops were sent to protect the Russian population of the region. Moldova, in its turn, regards Russian military presence as a violation of its sovereignty. In 1992, the conflict erupted into a brief war between Moldovan forces and Transnistria separatist forces, resulting in hundreds of deaths and the flight of tens of thousands...
The impacts (unwanted) of the International Criminal Court in the Ukraine-Russia War
Americas, Brazil, Europe, Russia, Ukraine

The impacts (unwanted) of the International Criminal Court in the Ukraine-Russia War

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is an intergovernmental organization that investigates and prosecutes individuals accused of committing war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. The ICC was created with the aim of ensuring international justice and ending impunity for the most serious crimes that affect the international community.. The Court's function is to prosecute those responsible for serious violations of human rights, who have not been prosecuted by the national authorities, or who have been judged inappropriately. The ICC has jurisdiction over individuals and not states., and can judge any individual, regardless of your nationality, who has committed crimes within his jurisdiction. War crimes include acts committed during armed conflicts, such as the roast...
Lula, hindering the respect for otherness so necessary for the coexistence between nations, Ukraine and NATO
Americas, Brazil, Europe, Russia, Ukraine

Lula, hindering the respect for otherness so necessary for the coexistence between nations, Ukraine and NATO

© Ricardo Stuckert/PR Radicalizing the controversy... Sorry...this text is long and controversial...I reflected a lot until I decided to write about President Lula's statements regarding the war in Ukraine. Firstly, because I committed to speaking only about Asia, which is "my beach"... "Secondly", because I know that I am “poking the ox with a short stick”... But my conscience leads me to try to analyze as free as possible from any “ideological” bias (?) the statements that Lula has made on the subject. The vast majority of “well-thinking” individuals agree that what is happening in that region is an unspeakable tragedy...I think so too...But, for most of them, President Lula's statement that “Ukraine is also responsible for ...
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine impacting sectors around the world
Europe, Russia, Ukraine

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine impacting sectors around the world

By Marina Ariboni and Nicole Bonafé In today's globalized world, armed conflicts between states can have direct economic repercussions on other countries, even if they do not have political relations, economic or commercial some with others in conflict. under this bias, the current war between Russia and Ukraine is observed, in a perspective that these countries, mainly Russia, are important players in the international market, with expressive export and import flows. In the case of Brazil, for example, the partnership is very intense, because Russia is the sixth country from which Brazil buys the most products, being the most common, wheat, corn and fertilizers, who represented in 2021, US $5,7 billions in imports (according to Ministry of Industry, Former trade.
The influence of the Ukrainian War on the Balkan countries
Europe, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine

The influence of the Ukrainian War on the Balkan countries

By Karen Laura and LuĂ­sa Ambrosio From the first moments of conflict between Russia and Ukraine, it was already common sense that a possible war would cause a tremor in the contemporary geopolitical order. With the outbreak of the conflagration it was possible to notice the impacts that began to appear in the economic dimensions, political and social around the world, especially in the Balkan countries. The consequences are many, but there is a specific point that directly impacts the course of the conflict: the energy issue. European countries are among the biggest importers of Russian fossil fuels, fundamental for the generation of electricity and the functioning of the factories, especially during the severe winter that countries face. Hist place, as the war progresses, States are faced with..
Russia-Ukraine: the spill over effect of weaponry
Americas, U.S, Europe, International Organizations, OTAN, Russia, Ukraine

Russia-Ukraine: the spill over effect of weaponry

Photo by Valentyn Onyshchenko The war between Russia and Ukraine continues with slow steps and uncertain direction. Putin recently declared that he can make use of the options he has at hand., which raised the fear of the use of atomic weapons. Although we do not know what the outcome of this possibility will be, there is another problem that is already real and has not been discussed.: what is the current and future use of the huge amount of weapons made available in this war? In any war effort, no matter how much there is an attempt to control the resources, the truth is it's hard to really know what's going on. Its value was already relatively high before the war, the West has already surpassed the spending of US$ 10 billions in military support for Ukraine. They are expenses of the most varied,...
Ukrainian refugee flow
Europe, Ukraine

Ukrainian refugee flow

Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP via Getty Images By Maria Cerdeira and Isabela Suzuki Russia's invasion of Ukraine started in 24 February 2022 represented a watershed in the history of international relations of the 21st century and globally impacted the different sectoral levels and the variety of actors from the ex-Soviet states to the European Union and the United States.. According to the UN, the number of refugees has passed the mark of 6 millions, being the worst case of refugees since the end of the Second World War. After nearly a quarter of the country's total civilian population was subjected to bombing and violence, most homeless people cross into the European Union through border points in countries such as Poland, Slovakia, Moldavia, Hungary and Romania. The sketched scenarios...
War in Ukraine – military security
Europe, Ukraine

War in Ukraine – military security

For: Karen Andersson and Laura Rossi With Russia's invasion of Ukrainian territory at the beginning of 2022, there was an intense disparity in terms of military capabilities and technologies, where the Russians demonstrated a great advantage over their opponents. However, this asymmetry is much more due to the huge Russian investment in the area than to a lack of preparation on the part of the Ukrainians. Due to the shock of the invasion of Crimea in 2014, Ukraine underwent military reform in the following years, devoting much more funds and attention to its war development from then on. According to data from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, there was an increase in the size of the Ukrainian active forces of de 184 thousand officers, in 2015, for 250 one thousand, in 2016. ...
Energy security in Europe
Europe, International Organizations, Russia, Ukraine, European Union

Energy security in Europe

Map of cross-border energy pipelines. For: Pedro Gerhardt & Victor Manzoni The European Union in recent years has become one of the global leaders when it comes to energy security and also in relation to the high rates of integration of renewable energy from solar and wind sources. The Union still has a very well developed energy infrastructure, market with extreme competition, besides being the only region where energy consumption is falling, being a sign of the EU's energy efficiency. New energy sources depend mainly on resources from renewable sources and will also need to rely on the plurality of European countries to strengthen their plans.. about this aspect, Each region has its strengths and advantages contributing each...
the price of food, beyond the war between Russia and Ukraine
Europe, Russia, Ukraine

the price of food, beyond the war between Russia and Ukraine

Food prices are getting higher, and that's not just in Brazil, but in the world as a whole. The reasons for this are diverse and lead to the need to rethink the so-called “food security”. The war between Russia and Ukraine has been blamed for the rise in food prices.. She certainly plays a very important role in this., but it's only part of the story. at the beginning of 2020, with the advance of the Covid-19 pandemic there was a disruption of international supply chains, what pushed costs. Subsequently, governments implemented fiscal and monetary policies to reduce the consequences of the pandemic on their populations., which led to higher commodity prices, especially grains and foods. To get an idea....