Russia-Ukraine war and what it means for the U.S

Russia invades Ukraine Feb 23rd, 2022, how will this affect us?

Russia officially invaded Ukraine on February 24th, 2022. It has been declared the largest military invasion since WWII. It marks a major escalation of tensions between the two countries that have been going on since 2014. As of today, February 28th Russia is trying to close in on Ukraines capital.

Putin stated that he thinks Russia cannot feel “safe, develop, and exist,” because of what thinks of the threat that Ukraine has on Russia. A lot of Putin’s arguments to why he invaded Ukraine have been false and irrational. Apparently his goal was to protect people subjected to bullying and genocide and aim for the "de-militarization and de-Nazification" of Ukraine. Although, there hasn’t really been any genocide in Ukraine and it’s a completely Democratic country led by a jewish president. President Biden has stated that

he thinks Putin isn’t only just after Ukraine and how “He has much larger ambitions in Ukraine. He wants to, in fact, reestablish the former Soviet Union. That’s what this is about.”

If Putin does in fact want to “reestablish the former Soviet Union,” what does that mean for the U.S and the rest of the World?Currently NATO is not involved in the war

Ukrainian servicemen walk by a damaged between Russia and Ukraine but as soon

vehicle at the site of fighting with Russian as Russia steps foot in a Nato Country,

Troops. Photo courtesy of The Business another world war is most likely going to

Standard happen. Since Ukraine is not a part of

NATO, they aren’t receiving any military help because of the worries that another world war would happen. Ukraine is getting a lot of supplies from different countries around the world which is the most we can do to help.

The first initial peace talks between Russia and Ukraine have gone absolutely nowhere with no resolution to the fighting. Kyiv is seeking to cease fire in Ukraine and end all hostilities according to Mihailo Podolyak who is a

member of Ukrainian delegation. Putin has different intentions and told the French president that he wants the recognition of Russian Sovereignty over Crimea and the guarantee that Ukraine will not join NATO.

Russian delegation on the left

and Ukrainian delegation on the

right discuss in the Gomel region

on Monday in Belarus

Story By Parker Lammers