The Ukraine VS Russia Conflict


Fahim Abdullah

On February 24th, 2022 the Russian federation sent an invading force upon Ukraine. Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, had been threatening its neighboring country for years, but only now has a full scale invasion been set. Putin has stated, “Whoever tries to stop us will face consequences never seen in history.” The Ukrainian  military has been bombed by Russian forces. President Biden stated, “Putin is the aggressor, Putin chose this war, and now he and his country will bear the consequences. The United States is not doing this [holding Russia responsible] alone, for month correlations of partners representing little more than half the global  economy”. 

The history of the Russian-Ukrainian  conflict dates back to when Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union and when the Soviet Union (USSR) fell in 1991. After the end of the Russian Revolution in 1922, Vladimir Lenin successfully won the revolution in the Russian empire and formed the U.S.S.R, ending centuries of monarchy and starting decades of socialism in Russia.

After many heated moments with the United States throughout the cold war, the Soviet Union fell in 1991 and their communist government fell with it and were replaced by democracy turned dictatorship. Russia later became weaker when the USSR fell, the countries that were once a part of the Soviet Union like Belarus, Armenia, Latvia, Moldova, and other countries including Ukraine all gained their independence from the former Soviet Union after the country fell and became Russia in 1991 because of the inadequate leadership and poorly handled internal tensions.

So far this conflict seems really worrying, I do not know what will happen to Ukraine after the war is over and mostly when this war will be done. But one thing is for sure that Russia should be stopped, but the fear that we have of Russia and mostly their weapons are holding other countries back. I also don’t see this war becoming big but there is a good chance that it might.