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The Situation in Ukraine

Post  Joshua T on Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:58 am

Ukraine is a country located in Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland, Romania, and Moldova in the west and Russia in the east. The terrain in Ukraine mostly consists of fertile plants and plateaus, mountains being found only in the west, and in the Crimean Peninsula in the extreme south. Ukraine’s climate is mainly temperate continental. Ukraine’s landmass is 603,550 square kilometers, making it the 46th largest country in the world. Ukraine’s population is currently at about 44,573,205 people. The population consists of mostly Ukrainian (77.8%) and Russian (17.3%). The two main languages spoken in Ukraine are Ukrainian (67%) and Russian (24%). Ukrainian is the official language. Ukraine was a part of the Soviet Union until 1991. Since then, Ukraine has suffered with a very weak economy.

The Situation in Ukraine all began on November 2013. President Viktor Yanukovych rejected a deal for greater integration with the European Union. This act sparked mass protests. President Viktor Yanukovych took a drastic decision by attempting to put down the protestors violently. Russia supported resident Viktor Yanukovych’s decision, while the United States of America and Europe supported the protesters. Since this, many important events have occurred. In February, anti-government protests knocked over the government and ran President Viktor Yanikovych out of the office and country. Russia, in desperate action to salvage its lost influence in Ukraine, decided to invade Crimea just a month later. In April, pro-Russian separatist rebels began to seize territory located in eastern Ukraine. These pro-Russian separatist rebels are responsible for the shooting down on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. This event took place on July 17th, killing more than 298 people. Nobody knows if it was intentional or accidental. The fight between the rebels and the Ukrainian military intensified. The rebels started losing and in August the Russian army invaded eastern Ukraine in an effort to support Ukraine. This action by the Russians brought down their relationship status with the west. Ever since, more than 2500 Ukrainian have been shot.

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Re: The Situation in Ukraine

Post  Mira W. on Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:52 pm

I can't seem to understand why, in 2014, countries are having wars while innocent people are injured. Thousands of families have been destroyed because their politicians can't make the right decisions. Haven't those in power learned anything while studying History during their teens? All wars lead to deaths and tragedy. Admittedly, many countries and kingdoms have gained power and land - but are the results worth the means? Considering that human life is the most precious thing on Earth, my answer to the question would be a definite 'no'.
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