Ukraine Russia Conflict – Part 2Anisha Mukhija
Ukraine Russia Conflict – Is War Inevitable?
Nov 21’ – Dec 21’ – How it started?
Russia requests to withdraw a 2008 guarantee to Ukraine that the nation will one day become a member were rebuffed by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in December last year.
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Jan 22’ – What did Putin do?
Russian troops began arriving in ex-Soviet Belarus for military training on January 17. At the time, he stated that the drills were intended to ‘thwart foreign aggression .” Washington announced an additional $200 million in security help to Kyiv two days later.
2nd Feb 22’ – USA comes into play
On February 2, the US moved 3000 troops to Eastern Europe to bolster NATO forces. On February 10, Russia and Belarus began a 10-day military drill.
19th Feb 22’ – Ukraine prepares for War
On Feb 19, Ukraine announced that two of its soldiers had been killed in frontline clashes with separatists backed by Russia.
22nd Feb 22’ – Condemnations and Sanctions
Putin acknowledged the independence of two rebel districts in Eastern Ukraine in a televised address on Feb 22.
24th Feb 22’ – War Is It?
In an unexpected broadcast address on Thursday (February 24), Putin announced a military intervention in Ukraine. He urged Ukrainian forces to lay down their weapons, arguing that he wanted the former Soviet state “demilitarized” but not occupied.
- NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), a coalition of 30 countries that includes the United States, The United Kingdom, France and Germany, is at the center of the current situation between Russia and Ukraine.
- Ukraine aspires to join this alliance, which includes the United States, Russia’s arch-rival.
- NATO is also considering making Ukraine a member, which has enraged Moscow.
- Russia does not want Ukraine to join NATO because it will expand the alliance’s footprint to its border.
- Another important factor is that a NATO member country will be eligible for collective NATO support in the event of an external assault.
What is Ukraine’s views?
- Ukraine is not yet a NATO member, but it aspires to join. It has stated unequivocally that it will apply to join the EU in 2024.
- It must eliminate corruption and internal divisions in the region before being considered for NATO membership. The current president of Ukraine was elected on promises of Donbas peace, anti-corruption and economic regeneration.
- Russian requests to withdraw a 2008 guarantee to Ukraine that the Nation will one day become a member were rebuffed by NATO Secretary – General Jens Stoltenberg in December last year.
- He also stated that Russia would not be able to oppose Ukraine’s entrance when the time came.
How it started?
- On Thursday (February 24), Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a military action against Ukraine.
- Movement of the troops: The US reports extraordinary Russian force movements near the Ukrainian border on November 10, 2021.
- Moscow demands the following: On December 7 , US President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that if he invaded Ukraine, he would face “severe economic and other actions”
- Ten days later, Moscow proposed measures to limit US and NATO dominance over former Soviet republics.
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