Wednesday 5 November 2014

Ukraine

About a year ago, the Ukrainian people began to be dissatisfied with their president, because he had not lived up to his promise of applying for integration into Europe. The president thought he could suppress the movement, but found he could not. In the end he had to flee the country and go to Russia. It was discovered that he had been acting under pressure from Russia, and had been preparing in many ways for the dismemberment of the country. As a result, one morning the Ukrainians got up to discover that Russia had simply annexed Crimea, and that there was nothing they could do: their president had taken pains to dismantle the army and to render it ineffective.

In the last few months, Russia has tried to take over two more regions, but this time the people in the Western part of the country decided to resist, taking it upon themselves to even finance the army. In the meantime, they have had fresh elections; only, it would appear that many of those who had fled with the former president found ways of coming back and getting into power once again. 

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