Reason for Russia-Ukraine War: Explained in 10 points

February 24, 2022 0 Comments


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oi-Prakash KL

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New
Delhi,
Feb
24:

Russian
troops
launched
their
anticipated
attack
on
Ukraine
on
Thursday,
as
President
Vladimir
Putin
cast
aside
international
condemnation
and
sanctions,
warning
other
countries
that
any
attempt
to
interfere
would
lead
to
“consequences
you
have
never
seen”.
Big
explosions
were
heard
before
dawn
in
Kyiv,
Kharkiv
and
Odesa
as
world
leaders
decried
the
start
of
an
Russian
invasion
that
could
cause
massive
casualties
and
topple
Ukraine’s
democratically
elected
government.

Reason for Russia-Ukraine War: Explained in 10 points


So,
why
has
Russia
waged
war
against
Ukraine?
Explained
in
10
points

  1. Ukraine
    has
    become
    the
    bone
    of
    contention
    between
    Washington
    and
    Moscow.
  2. Russia
    wants
    the
    West
    to
    keep
    Ukraine
    and
    other
    former
    Soviet
    nations
    out
    of
    NATO,
    halt
    weapons
    deployments
    near
    Russian
    borders
    and
    roll
    back
    forces
    from
    Eastern
    Europe.
  3. Ukraine
    wants
    to
    join
    the
    NATO
    which
    has
    not
    gone
    well
    with
    Russia.
  4. Russia
    thinks
    if
    Ukraine
    is
    allowed
    to
    join
    NATO,
    the
    group
    would
    move
    closer
    to
    Russia’s
    borders.
  5. If
    Ukraine
    joins
    NATO,
    it
    is
    eligible
    to
    get
    support
    from
    the
    group’s
    members
    in
    case
    of
    external
    attacks.
  6. So,
    Russia
    believes
    Ukraine
    could
    attempt
    to
    take
    back
    Crimea
    if
    it
    joins
    NATO.
    Putin
    too
    expressed
    his
    concerns
    in
    this
    regard
    recetly.
  7. Hence,
    Russia
    demands
    West
    to
    stay
    out
    of
    Ukraine
    as
    Putin
    wants
    to
    restore
    Moscow’s
    influence
    throughout
    the
    post-Soviet
    space.
  8. Moreover,
    after
    the
    collapse
    of
    Soviet
    Union,
    Russia
    lost
    control
    of
    14
    former
    republics
    including
    Ukraine.
  9. Putin
    considers
    this
    as
    tragic
    as
    both
    countries
    shared
    a
    single
    “historic
    and
    spiritual
    space”.
  10. The
    Russian
    President
    demands
    guarantees
    from
    the
    West
    and
    Ukraine
    that
    it
    will
    not
    join
    and
    that
    Ukraine
    demilitarise
    and
    become
    a
    neutral
    state.

Story first published: Thursday, February 24, 2022, 12:06 [IST]



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