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Putin, Lenin, and Ukrainian Self-Determination

Vladimir Putin says Ukraine was created by Lenin — “it can rightfully be called Vladimir Lenin’s Ukraine.” A look at Lenin’s policy on self-determination shows how the current conflict could be resolved.

Nathaniel Flakin

February 23, 2022

Crisis in Ukraine: Between the Threat of War and Negotiations Under Fire

Tensions in Eastern Europe continue to build up following Vladimir Putin’s recent advances, the response of the United States and other powers. What is at stake in the crisis in Ukraine?

Claudia Cinatti

February 23, 2022

Recognizing Two “Independent Republics” in Eastern Ukraine: What Does Putin’s Declaration Mean?

At this writing, it's still unclear whether there will be a war in Ukraine. For Putin, an attack is not an easy option. Recognizing the independence of two self-proclaimed republics could be his way of avoiding a very risky invasion — at least for now.

Philippe Alcoy

February 23, 2022

Biden Administration Intensifies Its Warmongering over Ukraine

The Biden administration has amped up its warmongering over the Ukraine crisis. No to U.S. and NATO imperialism and to Putin’s reactionary government!

Molly Rosenzweig

February 12, 2022

Declaration: Down with U.S. and NATO Warmongering in Eastern Europe!

Troops out! Down with NATO! No imperialist intervention in Ukraine! No Russian military interference! For an independent workers’ and socialist Ukraine! A declaration by the Trotskyist Fraction — Fourth International.

U.S. Threats of New Sanctions against Russia Must Be Denounced

President Joe Biden is threatening new sanctions on Russia as a way for U.S. imperialism to appear strong. But such sanctions will mostly hurt Russia’s working class and risk escalating the conflict over Ukraine.

Sam Carliner

January 28, 2022

No to Imperialist War: Ukrainians Gain Nothing from U.S., NATO, or Russian Troops

The situation on the Ukraine-Russia border is growing hotter and hotter, with the possibility of war becoming greater with each passing day — especially as U.S. imperialism and NATO have now decided to up the ante and mobilize their own forces. The reactionary objectives of both sides are coming into much sharper focus.

Scott Cooper

January 25, 2022

“Black Monday”: World’s Stock Markets Fall in Reaction to the Fed and Ukraine

Global stock markets took a serious tumble on Monday as fears over inflation and the conflict in Ukraine affected trading. It has been a bad year so far in capitalism’s network of casinos.

Ukraine on the World Chessboard

Historically, Ukraine has been strategically important in the confrontation between Russia, the United States, and NATO. Today, as Russia mobilizes its troops to the Ukrainian border, the drums of war are beating. But will Russia invade? This article analyzes the situation from the beginning, addressing the various dimensions of a conflict that is much more complex than it appears, as well as the strategic views of each competing power.

Santiago Montag

January 15, 2022