On February 28, Emma Ashford attended a CFR event as a panelist to discuss the broader implications of Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
“Ukraine and Russia have an extremely long history together. They have often been part of the same politik, they have not always been the same country. Many in Moscow (and I think Vladimir Putin falls into this group) see Ukraine as an intrinsic part of the Russian state, that Ukrainians are really just Russians and belong as part of some Russian state. If you ask most modern Ukrainians, they probably wouldn’t agree with that, certainly not in the last 10 years or so since the Russian intervention in 2014.”