Is Russian the real enemy in the Ukraine Crisis?

I was made aware of an issue concerning the war in the Ukraine, that if true shows that the West is not as innocent as many want to make them out to be.
Christopher Black, a Canada-based international lawyer and authority on laws of war, contends there is a just cause for Russia’s actions in Ukraine. In a recent article The Legality of War | New Eastern Outlook (, he says that under the UN Charter, Article 51, Russia had several legitimate grounds for self-defence. In follow-up personal communications, Black discussed his legal reasoning and historical background for this column.


Last edited by Tom; Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:29 PM.