The Russia vs. Ukraine Crisis

Murray, NEB- Most people know about the crisis between Russia and Ukraine. It has been going on for years now but just recently it has begun to get worse. Throughout 2021 and 2022, a Russian military buildup on the border of Ukraine escalated tensions between the two countries and strained their relations, wrote the New York Times. The Times continues to explain that The United States sent a strong message to Russia that an invasion of Ukraine would be met with serious consequences for Russia’s economy. The crisis has begun to get so bad that President Putin stated Russia could not feel “safe, and exist” because of what he claimed was a constant threat from modern Ukraine.

According to the New York Times, the cities of southeast Ukraine have been surrounded for the past two weeks by Russian troops and are facing a growing crisis after previous attempts to evacuate citizens failed, officials stated. The council of Mariupol stated that 2,187 residents have been killed since the start of the Russian invasion and about 100 aerial bombs have been dropped on Mariupol. More than 5,550 people have been evacuated from front-line cities.

Ukrainian people not only had to cross the border, resulting in them losing their homes, they have also been separated from their families. Some people believe it affects everyone in the world pretty badly. Yes, in a way, it raises our prices and limits other goods but it will never affect us as bad as it has been affecting Ukraine. So on behalf of all of the people, please Ukraine and Russia, figure out a compromise.