#1 Banned Join Date: Jan 2012 Posts: 23,816 Re: Ukraine crisis? The junta in Kiev has declared a state of emergency. As many as one million people in the nation’s six largest cities have been ordered to take off their personal com-munication services and return home. This is all part of the government’s “anti-corruption drive” which has hit the streets with vigour this week. #2 Banned Join Date: May 2012 Posts: 3,958 Re: Ukraine crisis? Here’s what you need to know about the crisis in Ukraine.
What is the crisis in Ukraine?
On 26 March, 2014, the country’s pro-Russian government introduced a new constitution that includes a new chapter on “statehood,” alongside three new articles. The new document calls for the creation of a “strongest state” and a “polish state” that “will stand strong against foreign occupation and foreign aggression.” On 24 April, the government also signed a agreement with the European Union that will see the Eurasia Free Trade Area (EFTA) expanded to twenty-six states. The initiative was led by then-presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovich. Yanukovich was overthrown in a military coup d’etat which forced him into exile in Russia. Yanukovich has been living in Russia ever since and is currently serving a term in the International Security Bases in Moscow. The previous month, the European Union and the United States also agreed to expand their “free flow of information” to cover the eastern part of the country as well as the “joint rule of law” in Donbas.
What has happened?
The start of the crisis was the result of the Orange Revolution, which ousted President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014. In March, pro-Russia demonstrators in eastern Ukraine poured into streets against Moscow’s presence in the country, which the government had cracked down on in recent years. Moscow retaliated by deploying 30,000 troops and tanks in the East, and warned that further demonstrations would spark an “active response.” As a result, large numbers of people fled their homes in the east, including many who made their way to Russia. Russia also launched a major military operation in the east, accompanied by a television and radio offensive that left Ukrainian journalists and camera workers alike incensed. Russia’s annexation of the eastern provinces of Ukraine in May that same year triggered international outrage and a formal declaration of “state sovereignty” over them.
How bad is the situation in Ukraine?
Here’s a look at the situation in Ukraine as it stands, both in terms of how strong the Ukrainian economy is and in terms of what its government is doing to combat it. The country is still recovering from its loss of autonomy under former President Leonid Kuchma and is also dealing with its own economic problems, coupled with a mounting debt. The country’s GDP growth rate is just 2 percent yearly, compared to an average of 7 percent for the region and the world. Paying workers their full salary or offering them a raise would increase the country’s GDP by more than double that amount. Here are some other factors that contribute to Ukraine’s bad state of affairs: IDPs, or internally displaced people, who live in Russia and other nearby states; The fact that the Ukraine crisis has made it harder for the world to lift people out of poverty; The fact that the country’s infrastructure is aging; And, finally, the country’s lack of foreign investment.
Russia’s response to the crisis in Ukraine
On 24 April, the Russian government responded to the crisis in Ukraine with a military exercise near the border. The Kiev government condemned the operation as “aggression,” but Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the military exercise was aimed at “trying to disrupt and disrupt the situation in Ukraine” and his country’s “re-imaging.” Within a week, the situation had degenerated into a bloodless war, with Ukraine being sacked of its Crimean Peninsula and most of its eastern regions being ceded to Russia. By the following October, the two sides had concluded a “cessation of fire” agreement that left all hostilities in Ukraine suspended, though the Ukrainian military remained in the east.
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In November, the European Union and the United States also agreed to expand their “free flow of information” to cover the eastern part of the country as well as the “joint rule of law” in Donbas. “Free and fair information exchange” was another key motivation behind the agreement, which was reached in Minsk, Belarus, in early December. There are now 3,000 fewer posts in the European commission than there were in 2004, and an overall reduction of 1,100 positions was expected. The agreement also obliged the West to begin “active measures” to protect civil and media rights, “ensure the independence of the media,” and “suppress terrorism.” It was a show of force to try and put pressure on Russia, which was experiencing a dramatic drop in the number of journalists and civil society members it was able to hand on its own. The agreement also provided financial support for democratic parties and other leftist organizations in Eastern Europe.
Recommendations for immediate action by world powers
The day after the New York City (USA) boroughs council passed a resolution calling for the ousting of then-mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City’s delegation sent a tweet: “We are now offering to pay $500,000 to any city official who is willing to step down gracefully.” The Chinese government called the offer “an inspired idea” and said it would accept the money “anyday.” Other major world powers sent similar offers, but only the U.K. and France put them through, while Germany quietly declined. The French foreign minister, Charlie Michel, said that he would take the money “as a personal decision” after facing pressures from the U.S. and Russian delegations.
The Ukrainian crisis is the single most critical international issue facing humanity today. The international community must work together to save lives, property, and the environment. The international community must also stand strong against foreign occupation, aggression, and tyranny. In order to save lives and the environment, it is essential to work towards a just and lasting peace. This can be done through dialogue and negotiations. The international community must work together to secure the future of the species by welcoming new species to the face of extinction. This can be done through communication and trade. The international community must also work together to ensure that “the ship of state” is well-placed to respond to attacks and emergencies in other parts of the world. This can be done through mediation and arbitration. The international community must also work together to prevent environmentally and financially- challenged countries from getting affected by drastic Third World development plans.