Ukraine Became Western Europe – This Led to War

WOMR podcasts · Maria Popova Western Europe

Maria Popova, Assistant Professor of Political Science at McGill University in Montreal Canada, gives an in-depth accounting of how, in the past 20 years, the Ukrainian people have collectively decided to embrace democracy and become part of Western Europe. Popova describes the historical stepping stones and how these events constitutes a turning away from Ukraine’s ties with Russia. She says Russia’s unwillingness to accept this change is the root cause of the current war in Ukraine.