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Romania: Political and Social Impact One Year After the Start of Russia's War of Aggression against Ukraine

From crisis reaction to long-distance running

The Romanian population was - and still is - appalled by the recent Russian attack on Ukraine on 24th of February 2022, which is strongly condemned in its entirety by all Romanian representatives and the vast majority of MPs as well as the population. There are historically rooted strong anti-Russian resentments in Romania, which are currently reflected in the explicit support for Ukraine. The Romanian Orthodox Church (BOR) also strongly and unequivocally condemned the Russian attack from the beginning. But what are the political and social effects of the Ukrainian war on Romania one year after the war began?

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Poland: political and social impact one year after the start of the war in Ukraine

Poland's role in the Ukraine conflict

As a direct neighbor of Ukraine, Poland is directly affected by the consequences of the conflict.

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North Macedonia: Political and Social Impact One Year After the Start of Russia's War of Aggression against Ukraine

Citizens and Parties Condemn Russian Aggression

North Macedonia since the beginning of the Russian aggression to Ukraine is a loyal ally to its western friends. With one unique exception all major political forces agree on that stance.

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Montenegro: Political and Social Impact One Year After the Start of Russia's War of Aggression against Ukraine

One Year of the War in Ukraine in Montenegro – Political Tensions and Polarization

Montenegrin society, like the party system, is characterized by polarization and duality in its assessment of the Russian war in Ukraine. Little can be found in the political debate between pro-Ukrainian positions, which are linked to a commitment to NATO membership and EU perspectives, and pro-Russian attitudes.

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Kosovo: Political and Social Impact One Year After the Start of Russia's War of Aggression against Ukraine

Kosovar Government is using the Geopolitical Antagonism in the Interest to Move Forward in the Conflict with Serbia

Russia's war against Ukraine has a direct economic impact on the country, while developments in Kosovar-Serbian relations are seen in the context of the war in Ukraine.

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Hungary: Political and Social Impact One Year After the Start of Russia's War of Aggression against Ukraine

Even one year after the Russian invasion, Hungary does not support Ukraine militarily, but only humanitarianly

Already before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, conflicts over the rights of the Hungarian minority in Ukraine strained relations between Hungary and Ukraine.

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Czechia: Political and Social Impact One Year After the Start of Russia's War of Aggression against Ukraine

Czech Republic's clear course in support of Ukraine

Since 24 February, Czechia has taken a highly ambitious course in support of Ukraine and punishing Russia for its new wave of aggression against its neighbour.

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Croatia: Political and Social Impact One Year After the Start of Russia's War of Aggression against Ukraine

Since Russia´s Attack on Ukraine, the Country´s pro-Ukraine Sentiment towards the War has Remained Unchanged.

For Croatians, the war in Ukraine brought back traumas from its own Homeland war of the 1990s and this has ensured a resolute solidarity with the struggle of the Ukrainian people. However, the war gives room for different interpretation and thus sharpens the internal dispute between government, opposition and president.

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Bulgaria: Political and Social Impact One Year After the Start of Russia's War of Aggression against Ukraine

Reactions in politics and society in Bulgaria

For historical reasons, pro-Russian attitudes are widespread in Bulgaria.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Political and Social Impact One Year After the Start of Russia's War of Aggression against Ukraine

The Western Balkans State in the Sights of Russian Politics

For years Russian actions of disruption and destabilization of Bosnia and Herzegovina can be observed. The War in Ukraine sheds new light on this interference since it serves also the interest of Republika Srpska´s President Milorad Dodik.