Ukraine and Russia war: No signs of peace As of late, there have been many talks about world peace – especially with the collapse of war-stricken Syria and a possible reunification between the North and the South. So why is it that this isn’t the case in Ukraine and Russia?
Ukraine and Russia war: No signs of peace
The ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia has been ongoing for over a year now with no signs of a negotiated peace insight. Until now, the military conflict has been relatively localized and relatively minor, but with more fighting involved each day, the future of this escalation is uncertain.
One year after the war between Ukraine and Russia began, there has not been any evidence of peace. There are no signs of a peace treaty and improvement in relations between the two countries since hostilities in eastern Ukraine began. The US also has imposed sanctions on Russia that could increase the tension between the two countries even more.
Russia receives backing from China
Russia’s goal was to gain land and to keep Ukraine out of NATO. Russia has been warned by many different governments but ignored the warnings. On top of that, Russia has had other conflicts with smaller countries over the last few years. With China’s support, it looks like it won’t stop with Ukraine. Russia has received the backing of China, which has successfully given the country a greater diplomatic status.
It can now pressure Moscow’s enemies by blocking UN security council resolutions, providing China with a way to block any sanctions. Many supporting this growing relationship between two nations see it as a new era of collaboration and peace between Russia and China Ukraine and Russia have been struggling in a war that has lasted a year. However, recently, Russia received some backing from China and Ukraine’s vice prime minister said that peace talks between the countries have resumed.
Why Russia and Ukraine shouldn’t be fighting
When Russia invaded Crimea, the violence broke out and many Ukrainians fled to other countries throughout Europe. After invading Ukraine it became evident that the Russians were not going to leave the region quietly. With all these incidents, hours of negotiation, and some major showdowns in Russia, one could have thought these two countries would have stopped fighting by now. Due to the lack of resolution with these conflicts, there are countless casualties and people still struggle as soldiers kill each other every day. Ukrainian troops were killed as they cross into Russia
Ukraine and Russia may be getting ready to fight one another again. Recently, two Ukrainian soldiers were captured by rebel forces near the town of Veseloe in Russian territory. Recently, Ukraine enters Eastern Kherson Oblast for the first time in about four years. Now the Russians are saying that Ukraine is planning to invade Crimea, which Russia considers its own national territory. These actions by both entities seem like intentions to raise more war from another and waste precious resources.
A ceasefire was declared in 2014 due to a previously unfulfilled agreement between Russia and Ukraine, but lately, there seems to be little peace within this fragile framework.
Hopefully, this rhetoric can come to an end quickly and innocent lives not
How to know if the conflict would be resolved?
How can you tell if there is going to be peace? Only time will tell. At this point, it doesn’t look like peace is in the near future. The war seems to be intense today with shelling from both sides still occurring on a daily basis as of late April 2016. There is no sign of the conflict coming to an end soon.
This is, in part, because both countries are bound by their old rivalries and also due to pressure from Western countries. Where is peace? It could take decades if not centuries to find out Without a clear indicator that there’d be peace, countries are struggling with how to proceed forward. Some of these countries have embraced the military option while others want peace with no more aggression.
Other interesting factors that can affect the outcome of the War
Various factors that can influence the outcome of the war include a defeatist attitude in Russia and Ukraine’s damaged economy. Regions of Ukraine that are more susceptible, such as Lugansk and Donetsk come in second. Russia also has regions like North Ossetia, an isolated region that has not yet been affected by hostilities. One interesting factor that can affect the outcome of the war is another country’s involvement.
Many countries in Western Europe and Oceania were keen on military intervention and provided a strong military power against both Russia and Ukraine. Even though Putin said that they had to deal with the “Gibraltar of Europe” if they wanted peace, Belarus was not involved in the war, choosing not to compromise with Russia due to its affiliations with Nuclear energy.
If we failed to stop the war…what will happen next?
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, and the woodpecker tapped him with a hammer. Then Humpty came to himself, burst the wall open, and saw Mr. Mytton and his wife sitting there in high chairs. “Well, they’re funny folk,” said he; “they’re full of capital fun pil” The war in Ukraine and Russia’s occupations of Georgia, Crimea, and East Ukraine have once again raised the question of whether a full-scale war will break out.
Each side believes that if the other does not back down, another round of violence is likely to result. If we don’t stop the war, there may be casualties of up to ten times more.
There appear to be no signs of peace between Ukraine and Russia. This war has further destabilized an already unstable region and the continuing negative effects seem not to be limited to only these two countries. The tension between Russia and Ukraine is not going to go down any time soon.
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Just today, it was reported that the Ukrainian government had freed all hostages taken by pro-Russia rebels overnight, while Russia has ordered a halt on military exercises near Ukraine. The fighting has been going on for months now, with no sign of peace coming insight.