The military confrontation in Ukraine began in early 2014 and swiftly evolved into a sustained stand-off, with regular shelling and skirmishes taking place along the front line separating Russian and Ukrainian-controlled border territories in the east.
Since Russia launched a full-scale military assault into Ukraine on 24 February 2022, combat has resulted in over a hundred civilian deaths and tens of thousands of Ukrainians fleeing to neighbouring nations, notably Poland, where US forces are poised to aid.
To discuss these and related developments and issues, the Academy of Professors Malaysia organised the APM Fellow Lecture Series entitled “The War in Ukraine: Implications for Southeast Asia”.
Speaker: Emeritus professor Johan Saravanamuttu, fellow, APM; emeritus professor at USM and adjunct senior fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University
Opening remarks: Prof Saleh Jaafar, president, APM
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Moderator: Prof Rahmat Mohamad, co-chair of the governance, leadership and international relations cluster, APM; adjunct professor, Faculty of Sharia and Law, Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University (UNISSA), Brunei
- Felo Utama Akhtar Zainudin, member, APM; director, Centre of Academic and International Networking, National Defence University of Malaysia (UPNM)
- Prof Mohd Afandi Salleh, member, APM; professor, Faculty of Law and International Relations, University Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)