In February 2022, Ukraine turned another page in the history of mankind, quickly emerging as one of the leading actors after long playing a minor role in global politics and economy. This was primarily due to the Ukrainian people’s heroic resistance to full-scale Russian aggression. At the same time, Ukraine’s fight reflected the peculiarities and contradictions of the modern globalised world in a new way, inspiring the search for a renewed, acceptable world order. It was not the «end of history» or the «end of civilisation», but rather the beginning of a new civilisational order largely shaped by two world poles — liberal democratic and autocratic.
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