Ukraine vs. Darkness from Olexander Scherba

“If you really want to make sense of what is happening in Ukraine today, and how Europe views what is going on in Ukraine, read this book.”

Cover of "Ukraine vs. Darkness"
(lifePR) ( Stuttgart, )
Olexander Scherba, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Austria, looks back on 26 years of experience in the Ukrainian foreign service. In "Ukraine vs. Darkness" he presents his view of international affairs from a Ukrainian perspective with captivating essays.

“If you really want to make sense of what is happening in Ukraine today, and how Europe views what is going on in Ukraine, read this book.”

Ivan Krastev, author of "Democracy Disrupted" and "After Europe"

About the book:

This book draws on the author’s experience from 26 years of Ukrainian diplomatic service in, among others, Bonn, Berlin, Washington, and Vienna, and his work as a speechwriter to most Ukrainian foreign ministers for the last two decades. Scherba’s captivating essays reflect his views of international affairs from a Ukrainian perspective. His deliberations are presented in uncomplicated, plain language. The articles assembled here have repeatedly caused discussion in Ukraine and abroad. By his opponents, Scherba is often described as being surprisingly undiplomatic and even provocative. For instance, his article “Why nationalism can’t be the national idea of a European Ukraine”, published on a Ukrainian nationalist website, stirred considerable controversy in Ukraine. Aside from explaining Kyiv’s take on some key issues of international relations, these essays provide insights into Ukrainian political thinking since the start of Russia’s military aggression in 2014, and into the painful political intramural fights in Ukrainian society ever since.
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