Volodymyr Yermolenko, Lecturer, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy
Interview for France 24


A little over a month after Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels signed a fragile ceasefire, the death toll in Ukraine’s six-month war continues to climb by the day. Separatist fighters, meanwhile, show no signs of going quietly into the night. Volodymyr Yermolenko, a Ukrainian philosopher and essayist, says Ukraine’s predicament is a result of a Russian-made geopolitical doctrine which he calls “Sado-Putinism”.

He also tells Douglas Herbert whether he thinks Ukraine will ever be truly united.

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