THE UKRA-SSIAN INVASION

“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people” by Howard Zinn.
On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in full force in the name of peacekeeping. It caused Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II, with around 7.3 million Ukrainians fleeing the country and displacing a third of the population. The whole invasion is for Donetsk and Luhansk. They lay on the Russian border. They are controlled by separatists, which means they are not under the Ukrainian government’s control.
The roots of this whole mess lie way back to 2014 when Russia occupied Crimea, and these two areas were broken apart from Ukraine under the force of Russia. These separatist-controlled areas of Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic then called themselves independent countries.
The Minsk Agreement was signed in 2015 to maintain peace and harmony in these areas by giving special status to this region. But Putin said that Russia considers those areas independent countries and caused the Minsk Agreement to be Null and void.
To understand this, we have to look at the big picture. Since the Soviet Union broke apart, Russia is following the same first invading and then supporting the separatist areas strategy to win back the lost lands. For example, Crimea and about 20% of Georgia are under Russian occupation. If such imperialism isn’t stopped, someday or even we will be under attack too.
As we know, the Russian army is the 5th biggest army in the world, so we can clearly interpret that Ukraine is nothing in front of it, but the Ukrainians wouldn’t give up easily. They are ready to fight to the bitter end if anything happens. This is the true spirit of nationalism. They will not give up on their country, irrespective of how small their army is. Their courage to fight back is big enough for Russia.
However, no argument can justify the horrific act laid by the Russian government if they haven’t learned anything from the past two world wars. No land is worth more than the lives of innocent people.
“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?”- Mahatma Gandhi.

By Nishu Mangal

5 thoughts on “THE UKRA-SSIAN INVASION

  1. Russia surely done mistake by killing Ukraine innocent people. But we have to also see the Russian point of view why Russia doing this only just for land, population and resources? No, actually Russia had no option if Russia didn’t attack Ukraine than Ukraine joined NATO which mean in Russian boarder NATO deployed its force and we all know NATO is majorly funded and run by USA. If Russia had to just occupies the land and resources of Ukraine than its not a tough work for Russia. The country has top class arm and ammunition. Russia only attack Ukraine to protect his own border.

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    1. 6.3 million people are believed to be refugees who have migrated into neighboring countries in the three months since Russia invaded Ukraine, while 8 million people have been internally displaced. It is anticipated that during the same time, close to 2 million people returned to Ukraine. In terms of both speed and scale, this is the world’s most recent instance of fast relocation brought on by a conflict.

      In contrast, 6.8 million Syrians fled the nation due to the civil war, while 6.7 million were left internally displaced. This occurred over several years, with movements toward Europe moving forward as one component of a larger picture of displacement. Syria’s population in 2011 was made up of roughly 60% internally and externally displaced Syrians. In contrast, more than one-third of the population has been uprooted due to the conflict in Ukraine.

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  2. Since Russia invaded Ukraine three months ago, 8 million people have been domestically displaced, and 6.3 million are believed to be refugees who have fled to other countries. During the same time span, an estimated 2 million individuals are believed to have returned into Ukraine. This is the largest and fastest displacement caused by a conflict that the world has seen in a very long time.

    Comparatively speaking, the Syrian civil war resulted in 6.8 million people leaving the nation while 6.7 million were left internally displaced. This occurred over a number of years, and one component of the larger picture of displacement was forward migrations toward Europe. Around 60% of Syrians lived outside of their country in 2011 due to internal and external displacement. Comparatively, more than one-third of the population has been displaced as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.

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  3. Russia did the wrong thing when it killed innocent Ukrainians. But we need to look at things from the Russian point of view as well. Why is Russia only doing this for land, people, and resources? No, Russia had no other option. If Russia hadn’t attacked Ukraine, Ukraine would have joined NATO. This would have meant that NATO would have sent troops to Russia’s border, and we all know that the US pays for and mostly runs NATO. If all Russia had to do was take over Ukraine’s land and resources, it wouldn’t be hard for Russia to do. The country has the best weapons and ammunition in the world. Russia attacks Ukraine only to keep its own border safe.

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  4. 6.3 million people are believed to be refugees who have migrated into neighbouring countries in the three months since Russia invaded Ukraine, while 8 million people have been internally displaced. It is anticipated that during the same time, close to 2 million people returned into Ukraine. In terms of both speed and scale, this is the world’s most recent instance of fast relocation brought on by a conflict.

    In contrast, 6.8 million Syrians fled the nation due to the civil war, while 6.7 million were left internally displaced. This occurred over a number of years, with movements toward Europe moving forward as one component of a larger picture of displacement. Syria’s population in 2011 was made up of roughly 60% internally and externally displaced Syrians. In contrast, more than one-third of the population has been uprooted due to the conflict in Ukraine.

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