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The right-wing turn against Ukraine may be around the corner

By Ishaan Tharoor

26 Sep 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

A Washington Post columnist makes the case that Ukraine has reason to worry about a shift toward the hard right in Europe and beyond.

In a virtual address to the U.N. General Assembly last week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was clear about the endgame. He dismissed making concessions to the Kremlin, called for military aid to help "return the Ukrainian flag to the entire territory," and urged the international community to punish Russia for its invasion of his country and the alleged atrocities its forces have carried out since.

"Russia will be forced to end this war, the war it has started," Zelensky said. "I rule out that the settlement can happen on a different basis."

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