Ukrainian evangelical pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko and his team of more than 60 volunteers have evacuated more than 7,000 people from Mariupol. What is life like for ordinary people on the frontlines of Russia’s war in Ukraine?
Europe in crisis
War in Ukraine
In February 2022, Moscow launched an all-out invasion of Ukraine after a months-long military build-up, threatening the country’s sovereignty and its future. This existential moment for the country follows the 2014 Maidan revolution, a nexus for Ukraine’s Europe-focused foreign policy and reform efforts. The ensuing Russian invasion and occupation of Crimea, aggression in Ukraine’s east, and Kremlin disinformation efforts, cast a shadow over Ukraine’s independence.
Vladimir Putin marks his seventieth birthday on October 7 but the Russian ruler has little reason to celebrate as his disastrous Ukraine invasion continues to unravel leaving Russia increasingly internationally isolated.
Recent drone activity close to Norwegian energy infrastructure has sparked calls for urgent security measures to prevent potential Russian sabotage of vital oil and gas exports to Europe in the coming months.
The N7 Initiative, a partnership between the Atlantic Council and Jeffrey M. Talpins Foundation, will build on normalization agreements and the Negev Working Group process to foster sustainable ties between Israel and its Arab neighbors. This Initiative will provide participating countries and their neighbors the opportunities to build stronger relationships, showcase leadership on core issues, and find shared solutions to varying regional challenges.
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