Vladimir Putin Russian President launched a military operation against Ukraine on February 24. The Russian forces invaded Ukraine from many directions and this can be seen as the beginning of war in Europe over Russia’s demands for an end to NATO’s eastward expansion.
Putin has totally denied for months that he was planning an invasion. But today in a speech, he declared that he had ordered special military operations in order to protect Russian citizens who had died in Ukraine.
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The tensions remained the same between Russia and Ukraine years back but it escalated in 2021 when Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine, urged US President Joe Biden to let Ukraine join NATO.
Ukraine is a 44 million people democratic company, with over 1,000 years of history. It is also the biggest country in Europe by area after Russia.
When Zelensky’s request to be a part of NATO angered Russia, troops started taking place on the Ukraine border.
The US reported unusual Russian troop movements near the Ukrainian border on November 10, 2021. On November 28, Ukraine stated that Russia is massing nearly 92,000 troops for an offensive at the end of January or February.
What exactly does Ukraine want?
A 2001 poll suggested that nearly half of Ukrainians supported the country’s exit from the Soviet Union. Almost 80 % of people support Ukraine’s independence.
As Russia continued to launch missiles, Ukraine’s military claimed that 50 Russian occupiers were killed. Another Russian plane was destroyed in the Kramatorsk district.
The border guards claimed that the Russian forces were launching attacks with rockets and helicopters from different locations.
Ukraine’s Major General Valeriy Zaluzhny told that President Zelensky had ordered its forces to kill maximum people against the aggressor.
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