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Moldova: Russia’s War on Ukraine and the Road to Europe

October 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join the Krasno Lecture Series for a Diplomatic Discussion with Kent Logsdon, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Moldova.

The Republic of Moldova is a former Soviet republic and borders both Ukraine and Romania. Russia occupies Moldova’s breakaway region of Transnistria. Transnistria, a breakaway region in Moldova, is not internationally recognized. Russia views militarily neutral Moldova as part of its ‘sphere of influence.’ There has been much speculation that Moscow would like to ‘take over’ or even invade Moldova.

In June 2022 both Moldova and Ukraine received EU candidate status which sets both countries on the path to eventually becoming members of the European Union. Moldova has close links to EU member Romania, with which it was united during the interwar period.

Join via Zoom (registration not required).

The Diplomatic Discussions series through UNC-Chapel Hill’s Diplomacy Initiative brings top foreign affairs practitioners from the U.S. and around the world to Carolina to give public talks and classroom discussions on current global issues.