EU and Russian leaders should avoid turning WWII commemorations into quarrels over Ukraine
European Politics and Policy / The London School of Economics and Political Science
A number of commemorative events are planned for later this year to mark the seventieth anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Marco Siddi writes that while the EU and Russia have both participated in previous commemorations, the Ukraine crisis has made joint events unlikely to take place in 2015. He argues that both sides should avoid linking the occasion to Ukraine as they have little to gain from political disputes spilling over into the field of history. The article was published in European Politics and Policy on April 22nd.