• Joe H.

Russia vs Ukraine!

Updated: Jan 24

This will be a bigger war than world war 3 if it happens, they say that this war would have more deaths than world war 2




First: Facts:


Russia putting troops near Ukraine border

New Russian troops and heavy artillery were relocated to crucial sites immediately before Biden and Putin's virtual encounter, according to satellite imagery obtained by BuzzFeed News and a flurry of social media videos.


Tanks and other terrifying self-propelled artillery are among the weapons they possess. The Buk surface-to-air missile system was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014. Thousands more troops are on the way. These are only a few of the Russian personnel and equipment observed in social media footage headed toward the Ukrainian border in the last week. Around 100,000 troops, together with fighter planes and ballistic missiles, are already in situ, according to Western and Ukrainian security services. According to the sources, that number might rise to 175,000 soldiers.


These deployments, together with threats and war simulations taking place within striking distance of Ukraine, do not bode well for Eastern Europe's stability. They are worrisome signals that Russia may be planning another large-scale, multifront invasion to reclaim control of the former Soviet republic, which has drifted further away from Moscow's orbit — and toward the Western democratic world — since attaining independence 30 years ago.


Experts fear that an invasion might turn into Europe's biggest and bloodiest battle since World War II. However, Russian President Vladimir Putin's hazardous brinkmanship alone risks dragging the US and its Western European allies, as well as NATO, deeper into Ukraine's nearly eight-year-long war, which has already claimed the lives of over 14,000 people. Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that he wants NATO to back out of its 2008 promise to Ukraine of eventual membership.


Putin hasn't decided whether or not to conduct another large-scale invasion of Ukraine, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters this week. However, US intelligence and military specialists warn that if he decides to do so, he will be surrounded by Russian forces.


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Second: Opinion

For nearly a month now, Russia has been ominously massing troops and weaponry at its border with Ukraine, the latest in a series of periodic military buildups that could presage another Russian offensive into the country it illegally invaded in 2014. While the world waits to see if President Vladimir Putin is planning another invasion or posturing to secure another summit with his American counterpart, a worrisome debate has emerged about how to handle the Russian leader's threatening behavior toward Ukraine, a friend to the United States and Europe that has for the better part of a decade been ravaged by war and partial Russian occupation.

In a much-discussed recent piece in POLITICO Magazine, RAND Corporation political scientist Samuel Charap argued in favor of an “unsavory compromise” to address Russia’s troop buildup. He recommends pressing the Ukrainians to implement parts of the discredited Minsk agreement — which Ukraine imposed forcibly on — arguing that this “might concludedinvite de-escalation from Russia and reinvigorate the languishing peace process.” This, Charap acknowledged, would be doing the “aggressor’s bidding contrary to U.S. principles.”

Charap posits that violating U.S. principles in this manner is necessary to prevent a conflict, as the U.S. is out of viable options for pressuring Russia. We disagree strongly. It would be wrong both morally and strategically to force Ukrainians to make concessions while Putin is holding a gun to their heads. It would damage U.S. credibility, weaken President Joe Biden politically and diplomatically, and hurt U.S.-Ukrainian relations, as well as America’s standing with other allies. Perhaps most problematically — contrary to what Charap suggests — handing Putin this sort of concession would reward his behavior and encourage more of it. If the U.S. is to ask any country for concessions, it should push Russia — the invading and occupying power — to withdraw from Ukrainian territory, not ask Ukraine, the victim, to give in.

Those from Europe’s “Bloodlands”, the parts of the continent that suffered at the hands of the Nazis and Soviets in the 20th century, recall agreements in 1938 (Munich) and 1945 (Yalta) that essentially traded countries first to Adolf Hitler and then to Joseph Stalin in the hopes of sating these murderous leaders’ appetites. Instead, those appetites grew with the eating. Americans and Western Europeans forget how indelible these memories are among the more than 100 million people who live in Central and Eastern Europe. Repeating those mistakes now, by forcing Ukrainians to make sacrifices in hopes of placating Putin, would, to paraphrase George Santayana, condemn Ukrainians and the rest of us to relive the past.


Recent history is replete with examples of how failing to push back adequately against Putin’s aggression only encourages more dangerous behavior. From the poisoning of former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 to the invasion of Georgia in 2008 to more recent transgressions such as murdering dissidents in broad daylight in Berlin and blowing up a Czech armory, the West has done little in response to Russia’s challenges.

Even after Putin invaded Ukraine in 2014, the sanctions imposed by the West had an initial impact but were never ramped up in a serious way. Putin has repeatedly drawn the conclusion that he can get away with aggression and possibly even be rewarded for it — or even the threat of it.

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Opinion and what I learned; Before I got into the project I only knew that there was a conflict between Russia and Ukraine but nothing more I learned that Russia is bringing over weapons soldiers take plane artillery getting concluded ready for a full out war and it is crazy I learned of who allies are who and all hates who, I also made a comic book explain what could happen in my head.







Ilves, T. H., & Kramer, D. J. (2021, December 02). Opinion: In the Russia-Ukraine Conflict, Standing Up to Putin Is Our Only Credible Option. Retrieved from https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/12/02/russia-ukraine-putin-policy-523606


Bertrand, N., Sciutto, J., & Lillis, K. B. (2021, December 17). Russia continues to amass new troops near Ukraine's border despite Biden urging Putin to de-escalate tensions. Retrieved from https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/17/politics/russia-troops-ukraine-border-biden/index.html


https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/12/02/russia-ukraine-putin-policy-523606


https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/17/politics/russia-troops-ukraine-border-biden/index.html


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