Ralph Lysyshyn has served as Canada’s ambassador to NATO, Poland, Belarus, Russia, Uzbekistan, and Armenia (some of those concurrently). He was warned by a previous ambassador to Russia that some people in the military and security services will never accept Ukraine’s independence and would try to overcome it someday. Now they have. We talk about Russia’s nationalism, especially that of Putin, who is less under the influence of oligarchs now and closer to those nationalists. For the video, audio podcast, transcript, and public comments: https://tosavetheworld.ca/episode-449-memories-of-a-diplomat. Then share your ideas on the public comments column under the video.
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