Liberal, democratic values are under attack from right-wing parties and populist movements in Ukraine as in several European countries. Supporters of liberal values clash with those who glorify the country’s history and nationalist myth-building. Ultra-nationalist attacks on LGBT and women’s activists, and support for illiberal and anti-democratic sentiments is a growing concern.
Will the liberal values that were in the focus of the 2014 Euromaidan revolution survive in the context of nationalism and conflict with Russia? How can developments in Ukraine be understood in the context of the nationalistic and protectionist discourse in Europe and globally?
In cooperation with The Norwegian Helsinki Committee.