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Why Did Russia Invade Ukraine? The Conflict Explained In 10 Points

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There has been an attack by Russia on Ukraine in what could be the start of a major conflict in Europe over Russia’s demands for the end of NATO’s eastward expansion..


It has been reported that many explosions, bombings, and Russian military vehicles took place along the Russian-Ukrainian border during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

It has been reported that many explosions, bombings, and Russian military vehicles took place along the Russian-Ukrainian border during the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The invasion of Ukraine is an event that many close followers of the president have feared for months, and indeed, years.


Putin had already gained the world’s attention earlier this week after he ordered troops into two pro-Russian, breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine and recognizing them as independent states.



Why Did Russia Invade Ukraine? The Conflict Explained In 10 Points Below.




The tensions between Russia and Ukraine, a former Soviet republic, had been building for a long time, but they began to escalate in early 2021. Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian president, tried to convince US President Joe Biden to let Ukraine join NATO in January last year.
As a result, Russia began sending troops near its Ukrainian border for training exercises in spring last year and increased it throughout autumn. Toward the end of December, the US began hyping up the deployment of Russian troops, and Vice President Biden warned of severe sanctions if Russia invaded Ukraine.
The West has been asked by Russia to guarantee that NATO will not have any military presence in eastern Europe and Ukraine. According to Vladimir Putin, Ukraine has been a puppet state of the West since its founding.
It is not the first time tension between Russia and Ukraine has reached a boiling point. During 2014, Russia invaded Ukraine as rebel groups backed by President Putin gained control of large swaths of eastern Ukraine. Since then, Ukrainian forces have been fighting Russian forces. At that time, Russia had annexed Crimea.
As a former Soviet republic Ukraine has deep social and cultural ties with Russia, and Russian is widely spoken there, but ever since Russia invaded in 2014 those relations have frayed..

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