Russia vs. Ukraine



Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during an extraordinary session of Ukrainian Parliament in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 4, 2020. (Maxym Marusenko/NurPhoto/Getty Images/TNS)

TeYanna Eades

The Russia vs. Ukraine war started in Feb. 21 of 2022. Russia authorized the use of military force to Ukraine. Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin, is aiming at Ukraine because Ukraine joined the Western alliance seeing as it was a threat to Russia’s borders.

The invasion and attacks officially started on Feb. 24, 2022. As much as seven million Ukrainians became refugees due to these attacks. Many Ukrainians were not able to return back to their homes and it is estimated the war left 3.5 million people homeless. There was also a global stop to Ukraine product transportations. Russia soon blockaded the flow of food, water, health care and any other essentials needs.

This war triggered turmoil financial markets and drastically increased the uncertainty on the global economy. The damage in Ukraine is a wide-spread, the pricing for drastic damages in infrastructures are estimated 600-750 billion dollars.

In March of 2022, Americas aid was sent through traditional foreign aid tunnels. Around 45 billion dollars has been sent to help Ukraine even with the expanses of urgent support, health service, food system

“I think it’s a good thing they’re helping if Ukraine is having a downfall,” sophomore Isabella Gall said.

America also provides money to help training people outside of Ukraine. The union is making a extensive financial and humanitarian support available to Ukraine. Ukrainians have been traveling to neighboring countries such as Poland and Moldova.

In recent events of Sept. 2022, Russians are being forced into fighting for their country.
“I don’t think they should be forced to,” sophomore Sadie Gray said. “Only if they feel like doing it.”

But there are some Russians that would happily contribute to serve their country. The people who aren’t willing are going into a protest to stop these actions. Ukraine is planning to get all their terrain conquered in the war by the Russians on battlefield.

This war is far from over, and there is still more going on in recent news. There is some light at the end of the tunnel though, after the war, Ukraine’s prime minister Denys Shmyhal reveals a $750 billion recovery plan to re-build the country with also helping the citizens in Ukraine. The project Zelensky urged the international community to participate in and hopefully help the situation but this will take a while.