One year of war has not broken Ukraine and its people. Unexpectedly, the country has withstood Russian aggression. Its cities are the object of strikes and carry the deep scars of the bombing. Some have been captured by the Russian armies and others have been liberated by the Ukrainian forces. The Ukrainian population is suffering the consequences of Russia’s unprovoked invasion. Millions of them have left Ukraine and searched for rescue in the EU or the neighbouring countries, others are internally displaced or enduring the consequences of the conflict at home. But despite the destruction and the suffering, Russia has not bent the will of Ukraine, which enjoys the complete political support of the EU and its member states.
With this dossier, the Progressive Post wants to mark this tragic first anniversary by looking above all at the Ukrainian people and at the way the country’s politics and society will be changed forever by this war. We also look at the reconstruction, which will need the EU’s support and that will take decades to be completed. Finally, we look at ourselves, the progressive family, and how this conflict has impacted European Social Democracy.