Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada (March 5-10)
Virtual (March 20-22); Time Zone: Pacific Time
Session B50: Russia's Attack on Ukraine: Effects on the Threat of Nuclear War and the Future of Arms Control
11:30 AM–2:30 PM,
Monday, March 6, 2023
Room: Room 320
Sponsoring Unit: FPS
Chair: Frederick Lamb, University of Illinois
Abstract: B50.00002 : Eternally Entwined? Russia, Ukraine and the war that cannot be lost
12:06 PM–12:42 PM
But the Russian Federation that emerged from the Soviet Union's collapse never fully accepted Ukraine's political and social emancipation.
In recent years, the Russian Federation has repeatedly sought to counter Ukraine's alignment with the European Union, but with little success. As a result, it has resorted to violence and support for insurgency groups in the country’s eastern regions. The decision by Russia to invade Ukraine on February 24, 2022, stands as one of the most momentous events that will shape the European and global order for decades to come. Only by understanding the profound importance of Ukraine to Russian civilization can we fully appreciate the lengths to which Putin may go to secure victory on the battlefield.
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