It has been more than four years since the war in Ukraine began, and nothing spectacular is happening anymore. The frontline is static and life around it is pretty normal—or so it seems. People in conflict zones get used to danger.
Now the civil society, as far as it will be willing to enter politics at all, will fight the majority and will be forced to admit itself to be what it has been for a long time, i.e. the minority. This is a new and unusual situation.
The war in eastern Ukraine is in its fifth year, with no end in sight. More than 10,000 people have been killed and a peace deal known as the Minsk II accord has failed to stick.
In the case of Ukraine, a unitary state, using ‘the’ is inappropriate and incorrect. The continued use of the definite article in front of the name of an independent state — Ukraine — is therefore an indirect (although often unintentional) denial of statehood.
ARTICLE | Ukraine’s G7 allies seeking to strike the right balance between constructive criticism and steadfast support
The G7 Support Group is a unique initiative that reflects Ukraine’s strategic importance to the Western world – but is it an effective tool to support reforms?