New Eastern Europe
The harmful effects of the panic over Ukraine
"Ukrainians are keeping their spirits high by sending each other messages of support and organising rallies with the general theme: “Ukrainians will resist”. The Ukrainian armed forces are the primary institution people trust the most among in the country and it is now showing. In addition, international military and technical aid play an important role for the army to demonstrate to the people that while the diplomats may be leaving, the partnership still matters for western leaders," Vladyslav Faraponov, analyst at Internews Ukraine, analysed the partnership between Ukraine and the Western countries to prevent potential invasion from Russia.