The Ukraine vs Russia situation for dummies (Unbiased) [Part 2]
Last part of the very quick explanation of the Russia Ukraine situation for people with jobs
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Bonus Content at the end.
One thing we didn’t talk about in my last post was about the Separatists in the Donbas region so let’s dive into it.
In 2014 during the crazy time we talked about in part 1, Ukrainian cities with huge populations of ethnic Russians started protesting the new Ukrainian government. Groups of Pro Russian protesters along with a new militia called the Donbas people’s militia started taking over government buildings in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass Region consisting of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and started putting up checkpoints. We refer to them now as “separatists”
Ukraine’s new government tells separatists to disarm or get rugged. Separatists choose the highway.
Ukrainian forces clash with separatists, both parties take casualties.
Separatists get more arms from different sources and captured some fighting vehicles.
Separatists send message to Kiev the capital of Ukraine to withdraw troops from Donetsk.
Separatists allegedly shoot down Malaysian Airline flight 298 and everyone onboard was killed.
Ukrainian forces start demolishing the separatists.
Russian forces allegedly step in and help the separatists fight.
The separatists & alleged Russian military force Ukrainian troops to retreat.
The Minsk Agreement
Due to the fighting in Donbas talks began between Russia, Ukraine and western countries. They came to an agreement to stop the fighting and implement a ceasefire.
The fighting didn’t stop
So they came up with the Minsk 2 agreement in 2015 that consisted of a ceasefire and a withdrawal of heavy weapons in the area, Release poisoners of war and granting self-government to the separatist areas.
The fighting stopped.
The fighting started again and goes on into 2022.
Take a break, while I’m writing this I’m listening to “No laughing matter” by Boldy James on REPEAT. Super tecmo bo! Take a listen, it’ll put some hair on your chest.
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High Stakes Poker
Staring in March 2021 Russia started amassing soldiers and equipment on the borders of Ukraine to give itself negotiating leverage.
December 2021 Russia Issues a list of demands to The United States and NATO if not met Ukraine gets rugged.
The parties should not strengthen their security at the expense of Russia’s security;
The parties will use multilateral consultations and the NATO-Russia Council to address points of conflict;
The parties reaffirm that they do not consider each other as adversaries and maintain a dialogue;
The parties shall not deploy military forces and weaponry on the territory of any of the other states in Europe in addition to any forces that were deployed as of May 27, 1997;
The parties shall not deploy land-based intermediate- and short-range missiles adjacent to the other parties;
All member States of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization commit themselves to refrain from any further enlargement of NATO, including the accession of Ukraine as well as other States;
The parties that are member States of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization shall not conduct any military activity on the territory of Ukraine as well as other States in the Eastern Europe, in the South Caucasus and in Central Asia; and
The agreement shall not be interpreted as affecting the primary responsibility of the Security Council of the United Nations for maintaining international peace and security.
Putin begins to prep the normies minds for war by citing “genocide” happening in the Donbass.
US and some other European countries send arms to Ukraine.
The United States and NATO REJECTS Russia’s Demands but claim they’re open to dialog.
They essentially called Putin’s “Bluff”.
Putin is backed into a corner, ball is in his court.
Russia increases the amount of troops and equipment on the Ukrainian border.
Russia sends troops and equipment into Belarus, Crimea, Moldova and deploys ships to the Black Sea.
Ukraine is surrounded.
US and allies threaten Russia with huge economic sanctions if it invades Ukraine.
Feb 21, Russian government votes and officially recognizes the two self-proclaimed Ukrainian states, the Donetsk People's Republic and the Luhansk People's Republic.
Russian troops enter the Donbass region.
US and allies scramble to put sanctions on Russia.
Feb 24, Russia launches a Full Scale Invasion of Ukraine.
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