Despite efforts to achieve a ceasefire in Ukraine, the country still sees scattered fighting. Relations between Russia and its former Soviet state have been strained long since the breakup of the USSR, and opinions on the sovereignty of that territory are varied and complex.
This week, AudioFiles intern Lucy Martirosyan speaks with Former Senior Advisor for the United Nations, Armen Baibourtian, currently a visiting professor in practice at UMass Amherst. Along with two UMass students of Eastern European heritage, she sought out opinions there on the cultural, political, and economic tensions between Ukraine and Russia and what such conditions will hold for Ukraine in the future.
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