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  • Shreya Shukla
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    Russia and Ukraine and 13 more nations were a part of the Soviet Union and with Ukraine becoming a part of NATO, things have fallen off from there. Crimea is a southern peninsula of Ukraine but was annexed by Russia (2014) due to the large majority of people living in Crimea being of Russian descendant.
    A referendum was held in Crimea in 2014 where 96.77 wanted to join the Russian Federation, and within the local government of Sevastopol there was also a 97 percent vote for integration of the region into the Russian Federation with an 89 percent voter turnout.

    However the polling was not recognised by other nations since there was presence of Russian army. Since then the situation has only soured over the time between Russia and Ukraine.
    Let’s talk about 2022 –
    Putin has ordered 2 troops into the Eastern Ukraine and recognised them as independent states giving fire to an ongoing conflict in the Donbas (Eastern Ukraine) between separatists, backed by Russia, and Ukrainian troops. The Donbas war has already led to the death of more than 15,000 people (even more).
    A lot of agreements between Russia and Ukraine were made to have peaceful relations over the years but the Donbas situation led to the death of the ‘Minsk Agreement’ engulfing the war.
    Students are being rescued and Ukraine is helping its citizens to refuge. This war situation is getting worse.

    Afshan Iqbal
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    There’s a lot of history behind Ukraine and Russia, They share a lot of culture and traditions. In fact, Russia kind of began in Ukraine, until it became bigger and expanded. But most importantly their current history has to do with NATO, an organisation of nations that was formed to stop the spread of the Soviet Union in Europe.
    After the split of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia has been really against European countries joining NATO. One such country that has been trying to gain membership is Ukraine.
    You might ask why? It’s because if one country of NATO is attacked, it’s considered as an attack on every NATO member. And so collectively, they’re a much stronger power. Basically, Putin doesn’t want Ukraine to join NATO, reduce the chance of the Soviet Union reforming, and have powerful allies like the US and Uk. In fact, for the last couple of years, Russia has been demanding that NATO not enter into Eastern Europe, not allow countries like Ukraine to join them. These demands were not accepted. And as result, there have been Russians troops in Ukraine from the past 24 days and the war has resulted in a massacre. World War 3 is on the verge of being started. United Nations and other countries are doing nothing more than appreciating the Ukraine army and President. For the people of Ukraine, The world war has already started.

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