The war between Russia and Ukraine is an ongoing conflict that has already claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people. The United States is working to find a solution that keeps the territorial integrity of Ukraine intact while also deterring any further Russian aggression.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken action to reclaim areas of eastern Ukraine. In September, he announced the annexation of Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts.
Russian ground forces are composed of over 12,500 tanks and armored vehicles. Moscow is also deploying an impressive range of missiles along the border with Ukraine. It has also been launching missile attacks against Ukrainian cities and electric power.
The war has had serious economic and social consequences for the people of Ukraine. Tens of thousands of Ukrainians have fled the country.
The conflict is also affecting the relationship between the US and EU. A full-scale war would have devastating consequences for the world economy.
Ukrainian officials are hopeful that the conflict will end soon. They are confident that their counteroffensive will continue to improve. But the Russian military is unable to occupy a significant portion of the country, despite a buildup of troops.
Kiev’s military is gaining momentum in the battle for the east. Military officials say they have reclaimed 400 square kilometers of territory from the Russian forces.
Ukraine’s armed forces are acquiring more weapons and equipment. Some experts believe that full liberation of Crimea and Donbas may be possible.