More fighting has erupted in the already battered Ukraine after peace talks collapsed Saturday. Pro-Russian forces are calling for forces of up to 100,000 men. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is also scheduled to visit Ukraine on Thursday.

West Virginia University has experts available to discuss the unrest in Ukraine and the potential consequences of this latest round of aggression.

Erik Herron, Eberly Family Professor of Political Science at West Virginia University, has been studying politics in the region for two decades, and has been conducting research to better understand the origins and consequences of the conflict. Herron's research on Ukraine has been featured in numerous political science journals and in the Washington Post.

Boris Barkanov, political science professor, received his Ph.D. from the University of California for his dissertation “Mercantilist Development in Russia: The Legitimacy of State Power, State Identity, and the Energy Charter Regime (1990-2010)” and has examined Russia’s legacy and ideology throughout numerous published works.

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Newswise: Experts Available to Discuss Turmoil in Ukraine After Failed Peace Talks

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Newswise: Experts Available to Discuss Turmoil in Ukraine After Failed Peace Talks

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Newswise: Experts Available to Discuss Turmoil in Ukraine After Failed Peace Talks

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Newswise: Experts Available to Discuss Turmoil in Ukraine After Failed Peace Talks

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