The history of the Russia Vs Ukraine conflict can be traced back to the region’s history. Both Ukraine and Russia were born in the ancient city of Kievan Rus, which sat on the banks of the Dnieper River. During medieval times, Kievan Rus was a superpower that ruled most of Eastern Europe. However, the two nations do not share the same history, and Russia President Vladimir Putin has claimed that the Ukrainians and Russians share a common civilization. Ukraine, on the other hand, denies this claim.
The war in Ukraine has changed the world. In the past two years, the Ukrainian and Russian military forces have been engaged in battle, and each side has used a different strategy. The Western allies have been trying to find ways to defuse the situation and restore Ukraine’s sovereignty. The Western powers have responded by stepping up their military spending and humanitarian assistance. They also escalated sanctions against Russia. In the meantime, the Ukraine conflict has become a top foreign policy priority for the U.S. and its NATO allies. But these actions have not resulted in an escalation of the conflict, as it may lead to a nuclear threat.
The use of force by Russian forces was clearly a desperate move by the Russian president. Putin’s speech on February 21 effectively renounced the legitimacy of the Ukrainian state and denied the Ukrainian identity. This effectively ensured that the Ukrainians would resist Russian demands. But the Ukrainians may well be able to resist. So, how do they decide where to focus their military resources? In the meantime, NATO and the EU must work together to ensure that the country’s sovereignty is maintained and its people remain free.