What You Need To Know:
✓ Despite brutal violation of international law, actions of Russia in Ukraine are still perceived as 'local conflict';
✓ Not Russia, but the West first challenged the system of international law via controversial military campaigns in Balkans, Iraq;
✓ The system of international law is not broken, but went through a shock wave;
✓ Russia cares about preserving at least an image of following the international law
Hromadske International's Maxim Eristavi spoke to Balázs Jarábik, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Riga in November, 2015.