Book launch: Ukraine’s Long and Hard Road to the European Union, 25-11-2014

November 17, 2014 • Educational, Past Events • Views: 1019

Book Launch Ukraine’s Long Road to the EULuckshan Abeysuriya is an expert on International Relations and Human Rights (MA Lancaster). He taught Economics and Business Studies at Barrow Sixth Form College and undertook his PGCE training at Ulverston Victoria High School. Luckshan was a board member of Amnesty International UK and is a Trustee of the United Nations Association-UK Charitable Trust NW.

Mr Abeysuriya has already written two important books on war crimes – a detailed analysis of war crimes in the former Yugoslavia. Now he launches his new book on the troubled state of Ukraine, Ukraine’s Long and Hard Road to the European Union,  in London in November.

Previously, on his book about Yugoslavian conflict, Mr Abeysuriya said he became intrigued why all the ‘hatred and killing was happening’ between people who had previously been friendly neighbours.

Now, he analyses the “Russian land grab” of Crimea and sets out three potential scenarios that Ukraine could face over the next decade and assesses the cause and impact of the “gruesome shooting down” of the Malaysian passenger aircraft with the loss of 295 lives.

Mr Abeysuriya said: “I share the hopes and fears of the Ukrainian people young and old and the memory of those who tragically died and their loved ones in the MH17 airline, to whom my book is partially dedicated.”

The London event follows a local launch of Mr Abeysuriya’s book – Ukraine’s Long and Hard Road to the European Union – in Kendal ‘s United Reform Church at 11am on November 22, to which all are welcome and admission is free.


Downstairs wine bar of the Westminister Arms, 9 Storey Gate, London SW1P 3AT (opposite EQ2 Conference Cerntre)


Tuesday, November 25, 8:30 p.m.


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