Cover Osteuropa 3-4/2023

In Osteuropa, 3-4/2023

Flood of Flight
War and the Devastation of the Soul

Jurko Prochasko

Deutsche Fassung


If anything can be said with certainty about Russia's war against Ukraine, it is that there are no certainties and the horizon of horrors is still expanding. The invaders' frenzy of destruction and annihilation feeds on the narcissistic grievance that Ukrainians reject unity with “Greater Russia” and insist on having their own identity. War, terror, and violence are devastating society as a whole. There is not a single Ukrainian person anywhere, of any age, at home or abroad who has remained unscathed. Many people are consumed by fear, full of despair, and struggling for self-esteem and dignity. Ukraine will never be the same again.

(Osteuropa, 3-4/2023, pp. 5–12)