Is one of the most important Latin Phone Number List Americanists in Finland -he is a professor of World Politics at the University of Helsinki- and is also a public intellectual who intervenes in local political debates. In this interview he analyzes how the war in Phone Number List 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 Phone Number List popular support for joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Many draw analogies between the situation in Phone Number List 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 Phone Number List from the Finnish progressive sectors? From the left, those who are far away often seem to see the issue differently from those of us who border Russia. Sometimes it is a bit laughable, to put it in some way, when from some sectors, for example from the Phone Number List Latin American left, it is tried to relativize in some way the image of Putin as an authoritarian.
Homophobic, anti-feminist and now Phone Number List imperialist leader, and make him a kind of ally of the left. It is an old discussion with the [the “” lefts that justified the Soviet invasions during the Cold War] . In Finland, what has happened with the invasion of Ukraine is that the opinion favorable to joining NATO has risen drastically. And the same thing happened Phone Number List with the perception, among the population, that Russia is a threat to the very existence of the Finnish nation. There are sectors of the left in different parts of the world that accept the Kremlin Phone Number List narrative in a surprising way. In Finland this occurs.