The fierce battle between Russia and Ukraine continues. The armies of both the countries are standing on the front. A scene of devastation is visible all around. In such a situation, it is necessary to know that what is the root of this war and controversy? Why have these provinces, which were friends during the Soviet Union, become enemies of each other after becoming two countries? Know the whole matter in 10 points
Why have these provinces, which were once friends during the Soviet Union, become enemies of each other after becoming two countries? Understand the whole matter in 10 points:
- Ukraine is bordered by Europe to the west and Russia to the east. Until 1991, Ukraine was part of the erstwhile Soviet Union.
- Tensions between Russia and Ukraine began in November 2013 when Viktor Yanukovich, the then President of Ukraine, began protesting in Kiev. While he had the support of Russia.
- Yanukovich had to flee the country in February 2014 due to protests by US-UK backed protesters.
- Angered by this, Russia annexed Crimea in southern Ukraine. After this he supported the separatists there. These separatists occupied large parts of eastern Ukraine.
- Since 2014, pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces have been fighting in the Donbass province.
- Even before this, when Ukraine broke away from the Soviet Union in 1991, there were many conflicts between the two countries over Crimea.
- After 2014, Western countries took the initiative to prevent the constant tension and conflict in Russia and Ukraine and to establish peace. France and Germany signed a peace and ceasefire agreement between the two in 2015 in Minsk, the capital of Belarus.
- Recently Ukraine began to build close and friendship with NATO. Ukraine has good relations with NATO. NATO ie 'North Atlantic Treaty Organization' was created in 1949 to deal with the then Soviet Union. Ukraine's close proximity to NATO began to exasperate Russia.
- 30 countries of the world, including the United States and Britain, are members of NATO. If a country attacks a third country, then all the member countries of NATO unite and fight it. Russia wants NATO not to expand itself. President Putin was putting pressure on Ukraine and Western countries regarding this demand.
After all, Russia attacked Ukraine on Thursday, regardless of the sanctions of America and other countries. So far, NATO, the US and no other country have declared to join the war in support of Ukraine. They are indirectly helping Ukraine, so it is difficult to say what turn this war will take. If the countries of Europe or America take any military action against Russia, then there can be trouble for the whole world.