“The Global South does not buy the Western stance on Ukraine”, Francis Ghilès (CIDOB, Spain)

Viewed from the United States and Europe, Vladimir Putin’s war is a unique event that requires a unique response. As western countries see it, the conflict in Ukraine is very unusual because it is not about boundary disputes, it is about territorial annexation. The conflict is all the more serious because Russia is a nuclear-weapons state and a permanent member of the UN Security Council. 

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