A Putin-Waged War and the Devastating Consequences it is Having on Ukraine
Ukraine is one of the closest nations to Russia both in principle or way of living, culture, and historical ties.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has invaded his neighbor Ukraine and waged war on the country in what appears to be a bid to reclaim nations under the Soviet Union. Russia under Putin has been particularly distraught for Ukraine, having led to the annexation of Crimea a few years back. Putin has always had a bone to pick with Russia’s less-resourced neighbor and the situation has become worse after the election of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a non-conformist to Putin.
The Question of Ukraine to Russia
Ukraine is one of the closest nations to Russia both in principle or way of living, culture, and historical ties. A good number of the Ukrainian population is Russian, almost half the country. The historical ties between the two nations are so deep that Ukraine typically faces identity issues that culminate in debates on whether to use Russian or Ukrainian as the formal language in some places. Consequently, the question of Ukraine for Russia is more than that of reclamation and ‘re-unification’ more than Ukrainians would like to admit.