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The art of virtue signalling

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March The BAFTAs last Sunday were a glittering celebration of British art and culture, a place where actors, singers, and other celebrities posed on the red carpet. The irony of an evening of luxury while the suffering in Ukraine is saturating our newsfeed was not […]

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Zelenskyy: A True Servant of the People

Opinion Editor Callum Devereux discusses the transformation of Volodymyr Zelensky from clown to commander-in-chief and how he has maintained his authenticity in the face of the Russian invasion.

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University “reviewing its relationships” with Russia 

This article was originally submitted on the 23rd March In an email to students last Monday, the principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, Professor Peter Mathieson, condemned the Russian invasion and expressed support for the people of Ukraine.  This comes after Universities UK, a group made up of 140 universities, condemned the invasion, […]

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Racism at the Ukrainian Border: A reminder that racism doesn’t pause in times of war

Picture this: your country has been invaded because the leader of the neighbouring country feels threatened by democracy. So, you decide to flee your home, the town you grew up in out of hope for a better future in another country. After gathering the little possessions, you could stuff in a rucksack you make your […]

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy: from comedian to war-time leader

In recent days, the world has been in awe of Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Ukrainian president has risen among the rubble of his invaded country – which he refuses to flee – to unite his nation and with it, and perhaps, a larger part of the world. Press, politicians, and everyday people are praising him as […]

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Peaceful protest at Bristo Square in support of Ukraine

Last Friday afternoon, on March 4, students flocked to Bristo Square to show their support for the Ukrainian people at a non-political rally for peace and unity. The demonstration came about as a response to the University’s silence on the matter, despite Kyiv and Edinburgh being twinned cities for over thirty years.  Speaking to The […]

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Ukraine should not quash dissenting views

For more than a year, eastern Ukraine has been a military and ideological battleground. In the midst of competing narratives on the origins and nature of the conflict with Russia, more recent developments offer perhaps the clearest picture of the way in which Ukrainian officials themselves perceive the situation. The arrest of Ukrainian journalist Ruslan […]