Dr. Marta Dyczok: There are still pro-Russian scientists in the West despite information about what Russia has done
There are still pro-Russian scientists in the West despite the 1,5 year of full-scale invasion and information about what Russia has done, says Dr. Marta Dyczok.
«The media in Canada will often reach out to people like me and say, you know, Professor Dyczok, tell us what’s going on in Ukraine and then I broadcast it and they hear about it. And there are other experts in Canada who regularly appear on media to comment on what’s going on in Ukraine and Russia.
But I do have to say there are some pro-Russian academics in Canada, in the US, in Britain, all over Europe. So there’s, you know, part of what scholars in democratic countries are facing in the debates within academia, not just in media. There are pro-Russian scholars who continue to hold those positions even after a year and a half and all the information that is available about what Russia is doing. There are still people who are writing things like, well, Ukraine really does need to sit down and negotiate with Russia and it’s not realistic for Ukraine to expect to get Crimea back ever, because they don’t have the capacity and so on and so on».
Dr. Dyczok adds, that such people are more numerous mostly in political science and mostly international relations.
You may read and listen to the whole interview here: Dr Marta Dyczok: «This horrible war has had one positive side effect»