Real Value of Ukraine to the Contemporary Euro-Atlantic Space

Serhii Pyrozhkov
Doctor of Economics, Full Professor, Academician, Vice President of the NAS of Ukraine, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
ORCID: 0000-0002-7539-0248

Nazip Khamitov
Doctor of Philosophy, Full Professor, Corresponding member of the NAS of Ukraine, Leading Research Fellow, Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, NAS of Ukraine
ORCID: 0000-0001-8193-9383

DOI: 10.37837/2707-7683-2022-3

Abstract. The article conceptualises the real value of Ukraine in the context of the contemporary Euro-Atlantic civilisational community. In this regard, it raises the question of the global criteria of victory of our country in the war with the neo-totalitarian ‘northern neighbour’. Those criteria simultaneously serve as the global purport and meaning of Ukraine’s victory for the world and drive the decisions of the Western countries on rendering economic and military aid. The underlying criterion of Ukraine’s victory is the preservation and development of civilisational agency of our country and the triumph of the new humanism over neo-totalitarianism, which today threatens not only our country but also the world as a whole. Facing neo-totalitarianism, the new humanism is not confined to compassion for the Other, but rather extends to consolidation and co-creativity with the Other.
Furthermore, the article highlights the Kyiv-Rus identity of Ukrainians, which consolidates the Ukrainian political nation, facilitating national resilience for the sake of the country’s agency. The Kyiv-Rus identity in its essence is juxtaposed against the muscovite-russian imperial identity at the level of values and further aligns Ukraine with the European identity. The author stresses that in addition to value-centred consolidation, Ukraine must also actively fulfil its interests in cooperation with the ‘Collective West’, given that shared interests among countries amid emergencies often prevail over values.
Keywords: Euro-Atlantic space, humanism, neo-totalitarianism, meta-anthropology, meta-anthropological potentialism, personalism, worldview tolerance, consolidation, identity, mentality, Kyiv-Rus identity, Kyiv-Rus mentality, civilisational agency of Ukraine.

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