In our regular update with UT researcher and EU affairs expert Shawn Donnelly, he shares his views on the situation in Ukraine. This time about Ukraine's impressive counteroffensive, Russia’s mock referenda and mobilisation.
In our weekly update with UT researcher and EU affairs expert Shawn Donnelly, he shares his views on the war in Ukraine. This time about the terrible images from Bucha, the increasing sanctions and Joe Biden. ‘In the next phase of this war, I fear that the Russians will finish Mariupol and raze it to the ground.’
In our weekly update with UT researcher and EU affairs expert Shawn Donnelly, he shares his views on the war in Ukraine and what it means for Europe’s quest for ‘strategic autonomy’. ‘Strategic autonomy starts with military independence, but it has knock-on effects. Even solving housing issues are part of creating ownership and control.’
Twente University Fund has started a crowdfunding campaign to help UT students and employees from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. The goal is to collect 100.000 euros in this emergency fund.
In our weekly update with UT researcher and EU affairs expert Shawn Donnelly, he shares his views on the war in Ukraine, the response of the EU and the (geopolitical) future of Europe. ‘Putin says what he wants and he follows up on it. The threat is real and we should do more about it.’
With the war raging in Ukraine, UT researcher and EU affairs expert Shawn Donnelly sees a bigger development changing the course of Europe. ‘The EU has always been a major economic power, but never a military one. Now it will be.’
Russian UT employees are also affected by the Russian invasion in Ukraine. They feel shame, but also worry about family and friends in their homeland. 'I am relieved that my grandfather and grandmother are not going through this anymore.'
Ook Russische UT-medewerkers zijn aangeslagen door de inval in Oekraïne. Ze voelen schaamte, maar maken zich ook zorgen om familie en vrienden in hun thuisland. ‘Ik ben blij dat mijn opa en oma dit niet meer meemaken.’
A friend pointed out the Connect-project to Russian Konstantin Korotkikh (25). A project that helps foreign UT and Saxion graduates to find a job. ´By then, I had sent two hundred job applications and had done about five job interviews. There was no progress.´ Through the network of Connect, Korotkikh started working at Twentebelt in Hengelo in May. The company is specialised in making metal conveyor belts.