Intensive international efforts at de-escalation in February 2022 were unsuccessful. Russia started a war. The attack on Ukraine and the recognition of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics are an open breach of international law and a power-political aggression against the existing world order. The immediate victims are the people of Ukraine. At the same time, the escalation of military violence raises questions that go beyond the immediate conflict. Peace and conflict research, and the researchers at PRIF in particular, are addressing the war in Ukraine from different perspectives.
The PRIF blog series on Ukraine offers timely analyses of recent developments and describes the consequences for the international peace and security architecture with different focal points. For an up-to-date overview of PRIF's statement, blog posts and media activities on the topic, please visit the Ukraine topic page.
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