NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — As the Russian invasion continues in Ukraine, communities here in the United States are gathering to show support for Ukrainians — and are trying to learn more about the international politics behind the conflict.

On Wednesday, Old Dominion University will hold a virtual discussion on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, followed by a “Solidarity for Ukraine” vigil event in the evening.

The virtual discussion will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and led by Dr. Eteri Tsintsadze-Maass, a professor of political science who focuses on the diversity of relationships between Russia and its post-Soviet neighbor states. She also teaches classes on global conflict.

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The vigil will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Kaufman Mall on the Old Dominion University campus. It will be held by the Global Student Fellowship and the ODU University Chaplains Association.