Professor discusses roots of Russia’s war against Ukraine, analyzes conflict’s implications

Russia has expanded its offensive to western Ukraine. (CNN, POOL, Ukraine Govt., Kremlin Press...
Russia has expanded its offensive to western Ukraine. (CNN, POOL, Ukraine Govt., Kremlin Press Service, Twitter/@Ukroblogger, @Moon, @Osin, Instagram/@ohmadyt, Telegram/Zelensky)
Published: Mar. 14, 2022 at 5:15 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 14, 2022 at 5:16 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — An LSUS professor discussed the historical roots of Russia’s war against Ukraine and analyzed the wider implications of the conflict for Eastern Europe and beyond.

Dr. Alex Mikaberidze said Ukraine’s resilience to fight back has proved to be amazing.

“This issue of Russia invincibility or the strength of the Russian military which we have seen been shattered for the past 2 and a half weeks, both by the remarkable resilience of the Ukrainian army, the heroism of the Ukranian people but also by the corruption and logistical issues that the Russian military was unable to resolve three weeks into the war.”

Mikaberidze’s comments came as he gave a talk Monday evening, March 14 at Shreve Memorial Library’s Broadmoor Resource Center, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive in Shreveport. It was free and open to the public.

Mikaberidze is a professor of history who holds the Ruth Herring Noel Endowed Chair as curator of the James Smith Noel Collection at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. He is an internationally recognized and award-winning expert on the Napoleonic Era who has written and published extensively on European, Russian and Middle Eastern history.

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