Ukraine in Crisis

Norwich Stop the War Public Meeting

Tuesday 12th May 19:00 Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich

Ukraine in Crisis

Guest speakers:
John Rees – National Officer, Stop the War Coalition
Francis King – Socialist History Society

Francis will give a short history of Ukraine and its relationship with Russia, while John will give some analysis on the current situation in the context of European and US foreign policy.

In a recent book Professor Richard Sakwa argues that we can’t begin to understand the Ukranian catastrophe unless we completely reject the dominant Western account of what is happening. This is a crisis created by the West, but by threatening Russia’s core interests, it contains the possibility of a catastrophic confrontation: “The US has sought to create a region in its own image, while Russia has sought to prevent the creation of one hostile to its perceived interests” he argues.

We need to force our leaders back from the brink.

Member of the National Stop the War Coalition