Piotra Murzionak: Civilizational reasons for Russia-Ukraine war and position of Belarus (webzine “Kultura. Natsyja”, issue 30, November 2022, 175-181, www.sakavik.net)
Abstract. Provided in this article are comments on the book entitled “Belarus: Prospects of a Middle Power,” published in March 2022 immediately after the start of Russia’s war of attempted conquest against Ukraine. They primarily relate to the coverage of the causes of the inter-civilizational war by Eurasian Russia against Ukraine, a country that, together with Belarus, according to the author, represents the Western Ruthenian civilization (both civilizations were formed by the Eastern Slavs back in the 13th-15th centuries). The dualistic role of the leadership of Belarus in relation to this war, both before and after its start, is discussed. And finally, possible ways of reconstructing the system of collective security on the planet are presented, including the acquisition of a neutral status for small and medium-sized nation-states.