Jul 13, 2022
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Finland, which was part of the Russian Country Email List empire and has a center-left government, is preparing to ask to join NATO. In that Nordic country, support for Ukraine is massive. <p>The war in Ukraine seen from Finland</p> Interview with Country Email List is one of the most important Latin Americanists in Finland -he is a professor of World Politics at the Country Email List University of Helsinki- and is also a public intellectual who intervenes in local political debates. In this interview he analyzes how the Country Email List war in Ukraine is seen from a country that was part of the Russian Empire and had very complex relations with the neighboring power. For the time being, the invasion had its effect: dramatically increasing popular support for joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Many draw analogies Country Email List between the situation in Ukraine today and that in Finland in the past. From afar, some sectors of the left tend to "complex/explain" the reasons for the invasion of Ukraine so much that it often ends up almost justifying it, for example because of the "expansion of NATO", how do you see the situation from Country Email List the Finnish progressive sectors? From the left, those who are far Country Email List away often seem to see the issue differently from those of us who border Russia. Sometimes it's a bit laughable, to put it in some way, when from some sectors, for example from the Latin American left, they try to Country Email List relativize in some way the image of Putin as an authoritarian, homophobic, anti-feminist and now imperialist leader, and make him a kind of ally of the left. It is an old discussion with the Country Email List tankies [the “tankist” lefts that justified the Soviet invasions during the Cold War] .